Today's Service Time is 11–14 Business Days.
Service Time: 11–14 Business Days
365 Day Film Challenge using Everyday 35mm.
New to shooting film? 35mm film is one of the best ways to get started. And the 365 Day Film Challenge by Valerie Callan Photography can help you grow.
6 Tips for Consistent Metering
After hundreds of thousands of rolls, we have learned that keeping metering simple is your best bet for consistent, accurate exposures.
5 Tips for Tack-Sharp Images.
As a photographer, you know your clients want to look good! Step one to looking good? Be in focus!
All About File Size.
Today we’re checking out Resolution’s cute cousin—File Size.
Our History Through the Eyes of Our Founder, Donna Wood.
Join us in this quick walk down memory lane.
Camera Manuals and Repair Shops.
Links for hard-to-find camera manuals and a list of reliable repair shops the film community trusts.
Dealing with Sun Flare.
While sun flare can lend a beautiful, warm look to your images, sometimes you don't want the lifted shadows, lack of contrast or slightly orange tint.
The Exposure Triangle
Learn how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work together in direct correlation to create an image.
Families on Film.
Learn Feather and Twine's top tips for photographing families on film!
Film Sizes and Formats.
There are three main characteristics that define film: Type, Speed and Format. Learn what each means in this film tip by Fujifilm.
Film Speed and Grain.
Learn about the relationship between film speed (ISO) and the appearance of grain via this film tip from Fujifilm:
Get Started with 35mm Film in 5 Steps.
New to shooting film? 35mm film photography is accesible and affordable and a great way get started.
How to Get Started with PhotoVision.
Sending your first roll of film to us doesn't have to be scary! Here’s what you need to know.
How to Get Better Film Scans.
Learn how reference images, side-by-sides, order-specific references and—most importantly of all—collaborative communication can help you get better film scans!
3 Ways to Up Your Game with Prints
Sending prints to your clients may sound like a small gesture, but this simple step can help your work shine and take your business to the next level!
How to Shoot an Exposure Ramp
Shooting an exposure ramp can help you learn a film stock's characteristics, exposure latitude and allow you to dial in on the best exposure for you!
How to Plan a Creative Photoshoot on Film.
Rodney Brown is comin' in hot with inspiration + tips to plan your own creative photoshoot on film.
How to Read Light.
Learning how to read light is critical to the success of your photography, but it doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, you can use your hand. Here's how:
How to See Your Film Scans Sooner.
When busy season hits, our service times tend to increase. Here are our top tips to help your film move through the lab as quickly as possible:
Safe Shipping Tips.
Your film is precious cargo! Don't risk it. Ship safe and smart with these tips.
How to Shoot a Double Exposure on Film.
We're demystifying the process of double exposures with film photographer Brian D. Smith.
How to Shoot a Self Portrait on Film.
No remote release? No problem! Nephy and Santhosh Joseph of SNJ Moments share how to shoot a self portrait with a film camera.
How to Shoot Ektar
Matt Santomarco shares his top tips for creating dynamic imagery on Kodak Ektar 100 film.
How to Shoot Film Indoors.
"How do I shoot film indoors?" We hear this question a lot! Here are our top tips:
How to Shoot Film Underwater.
Carl Fehres shares his tips for making magic underwater on film!
How to Shoot Landscapes on Film.
The Colorblind Cowboy and Jake Williams share their top tips with us for capturing a dreamy landscape on film!
How to Store Film and Film Negatives.
Both exposed and unexposed film are sensitive to light, temperature and humidity. Keep those precious rolls protected by storing them in the right place!
How to Use Box.com.
Here are 5 things you need to know when using Box.com, the file-sharing service we use to send you your film scans.
Adding Film to Your Wedding Package
Interested in shooting more film at weddings? This tip is for you!
Learning From Your Negatives
How to read your negatives and learn about your exposures and spot light leaks, base fog, film flatness and more.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Film Scans.
Learn how to get the most out of your film scans, from the ones who know best—us! Spend less time behind your computer editing + more time doing what you love.
Love Letters from Our Photographers.
Learn why film photographers trust us with their film and choose us as an important part of their team.
Noritsu + Frontier Scanners.
How do the Noritsu S-1800 and Frontier SP3000 compare? Let’s explore the strengths of each scanner, so you can find the right one for your aesthetic and goals:
Own Your Superpower.
Wedding photographer Mylyn Wood is here to spill the tea on owning your superpower (hint: it's already within you)!
Kallie's Perspective from the Lab.
Kallie is a multi-media photographer and scanning technician! Kallie joined our team this Winter and offers a unique perspective on the lab.
Service Times and How to See Your Film Scans Sooner.
We know how exciting it is to see your scans! Follow these tips to help your film move through the lab as quickly as possible!
Shooting Receptions on Film.
Wedding photographer Kati Rosado shares her top tips for photographing reception décor on film.
Single Use Cameras
Here are our top tips for getting the most out of these easy-to-use disposable camera bodies!
Testing Portra 400 and Portra 800 with Tory Baker.
Mindset is everything as you encounter challenges and explore new paths! Transitioning to a new film stock is no exception.
Why You Should Be Printing Your Work
Learn why film photographers Erich McVey and Ashley Sawtelle believe in the power of print—for themselves and their clients.
Tips for Shooting Your First Roll of Film.
Ready to shoot your first roll of film? You got this! Follow these tips for the best results.
Transitioning to Portra.
Transitioning to a new film stock might sound intimidating. But don’t worry, we’ve got some pro tips to help make your transition a smooth one!
Tips for Traveling with Film: X-ray Scanners, CT Scanners and More.
Our top tips for flying with film! (And dealing with those high-powered CT scanners.)
What Are Large Scans?
Our normal scans are the largest in the industry, but sometimes you need the freedom that only a large scan can offer.
What are Straight Scans?
Learn what "straight scans" really are—and why they don't serve you as a photographer.
What is Push and Pull Processing?
Learn all about pushing and pulling film and how it affects your film and your final images.
What is Resolution?
Resolution can be confusing. But it doesn't have to be! Let's break down this not-so-scary topic together:
What Your Film Lab Wishes You Knew: Common Struggles in Film Photography.
After thousands of phone calls and emails helping film photographers, we have a unique perspective on the common struggles many face when it comes to film.
Why You Should Number Your Rolls
Numbering your rolls of film saves you time, keeps you organized and helps you see your scans sooner. Here's how:
Why You Should Use a Tripod or Monopod.
Trust us—tripods, coupled with a quick-release L-Bracket—will not hamper your shoot or your connection with your clients.
10 Questions with Ariel Aiono-Netzler.
Different photographers. Different paths. Same 10 questions. Ariel is an editorial bridal photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
10 Questions with Chase Dillon.
Different photographers. Different paths. Same 10 Questions. Chase is an artist based in Neotsu, Oregon.
10 Questions with Mason Neufeld.
Different Photographers. Different Paths. Same 10 Questions. Mason captures weddings and love stories and is based in all of Western Canada and Costa Rica.
10 Questions with Sara Johansen.
Different photographers. Different paths. Same 10 questions. Sara is a family and lifestyle photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Choosing Film in a Digital Era with East Made Co.
"I've had 'Learn Film' on my goals list since 2015 when I started East Made Co and became a fine art wedding designer and stylist . . ."
Choosing Film in a Digital Era with Katy Schilhab.
Everyone has their “why” behind choosing to shoot film in a digital era. Here’s mine . . .
Choosing Film in a Digital Era with Kendra Cates.
"Wait, so you shoot film? Like the rolls you have to load into a camera and then get developed? Why would you want to do that?" Someone asked me this . . .
10 Questions with Sarah Carpenter.
Different photographers. Different paths. Same 10 Questions. Sarah is a portrait, dance and travel photographer based in Redmond, Washington.
Why Choose Film in a Digital Era?
We'll let our photographers do the talking.
Choosing Film in a Digital Era with Chester Alan Marcos Rivera.
"I always imagine my kids or grandkids discovering my stash of negatives long after I’m gone and seeing/remembering all the memories we shared. . . ."