The Darkroom https://thedarkroom.com Sun, 25 Jun 2017 01:14:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ektar 100 vs Lomography 100 – 35mm Film https://thedarkroom.com/ektar-100-vs-lomography-100-35mm-film/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:36:42 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=237043 Ektar 100 is often the go-to low ISO color negative film. It’s a very versatile professional grade film known for its fine grain and poppy saturated color, great for landscapes, portraiture, and pushes well. For an inexpensive alternative, consider Lomography 100. Below is...

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Did you know retail and drug stores are no longer returning your original film? https://thedarkroom.com/film-processing-big-box-stores/ https://thedarkroom.com/film-processing-big-box-stores/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:09:45 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=14662 For film enthusiasts, a low quality scan is no replacement for negatives. ..

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Convert Your Negatives and Slides to Digital Images – Liberate Your Treasured Memories https://thedarkroom.com/scanning-slides-negatives/ https://thedarkroom.com/scanning-slides-negatives/#respond Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:42:55 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=232908 Free your hidden memories from their dark and decaying box in your closet by converting your negatives and slides to digital files. From holidays, family photos and vacations, your treasured memories remain hidden, stored away as slides or negatives. With computers,...

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Film vs. Digital – A Comparison https://thedarkroom.com/film-vs-digital-comparison/ https://thedarkroom.com/film-vs-digital-comparison/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 20:01:49 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=226900 With film usage and adoption on the rise, we wanted to resurrect the debate of digital photos versus analog photos.  As a film processing lab we obviously have a bias, so not going to say which is better, but just to...

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CineStill 50Daylight & 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 Color Negative Film https://thedarkroom.com/cinestill-50daylight-800tungsten-xpro-c-41-color-negative-film/ https://thedarkroom.com/cinestill-50daylight-800tungsten-xpro-c-41-color-negative-film/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 17:10:43 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=226021 Ever shot with CineStill 50Daylight (50D) & 800Tungsten (800T) ? Both were originally movie stock or cinema film that have been prepared and packaged for use in 35mm still cameras. They have a very unique look and are meant to...

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“Vivid Color” Film Photography Contest https://thedarkroom.com/vividcolor-contest/ Tue, 09 May 2017 21:26:29 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=210542 Flowers are bursting into bloom, the days are drawing longer, and we're breaking free of our winter coats. Spring has officially stepped on to the scene. As a nod to the fresh arrival of the season's vibrant tones, we're celebrating with the launch of our next contest: "Vivid Color." Slide film, vibrant C-41, cross processed, color infrared--you name it. If it's poppy, saturated film, we want to see it! ..

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Tips for bringing film through airport security and the effects X-rays have on film https://thedarkroom.com/bringing-film-airport-security-effects-x-rays-film/ https://thedarkroom.com/bringing-film-airport-security-effects-x-rays-film/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:19:05 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=202057 Is it true that TSA security X-rays will not affect film below 800 ISO?..

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“Black & White” Film Photography Contest! https://thedarkroom.com/blackandwhite-contest/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:54:40 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=182098 There's something awesome about black & white film. It's classic, it's beautiful - we could probably write a novel about our love for it. But we're not writers, so we won't do that. Instead, we're dedicating our next contest to black & white photography - portraiture, street photography, landscapes, architecture, all of it. If it's black & white film, it qualifies. Join us and share your favorite shots...

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35mm and Medium Format Film Comparison https://thedarkroom.com/35mm-vs-medium-format-film-comparison/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:11:09 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=155515 The biggest and obvious difference in 35mm and Medium Format is size. With about 4 times the surface of a 35mm film, medium format (which actually comprises a number of possible sizes) can be enlarged significantly without losing quality. Artists...

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Rangefinder vs SLR https://thedarkroom.com/rangefinder-vs-slr/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:33:00 +0000 https://thedarkroom.com/?p=155399 Rangefinder and SLR (single-lens reflex) are the two most common types of film cameras. We detail the differences in each camera style with photo examples. ..

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