Entries by carmencita

The Science of Double Exposures (And How to Make Them!)

Things we love here at our lab: cameras, films, and surprises. Surprises for us come in all shapes and forms; sometimes we get candy inside the boxes delivered to our lab and sometimes we get to feast our eyes on the best double exposures of all time. It’s really a toss up for us which…

Theresa Pewal: Momente vom Freisein

Today we are thrilled to take you guys on a tour to Villach, hometown of one of our beloved clients, Theresa Pewal. “Why would we do so?” you may ask yourself. We’ve been following her work from the very beginning and have to admit that her artist and self-portraits, as well as wedding photography, has…

Ilford HP5 vs. Ilford Delta 400

Since Carmencita’s birth in 2012 we have carefully handled, developed, and scanned many types of black and white films. We have learned the unique qualities that each type of black and white film possess and how they can impact the emotion in a photograph. Black and white films can evoke the feeling of the scene,…

Traveling Light – Connect & Create

THE INTERNATIONAL GATHERING FOR FILM PHOTOGRAPHERS Oct 31st – Nov 5th 2018 Torroella de Montgrí, Girona, Spain. One of the crucial revelations we had at one point regarding film photography was how much of what we loved about it was the whole community behind it. At first glance, and from a distance, one might be…

Understanding Film Flaws

Since our doors have been open here at Carmencita Film Lab we’ve seen nearly every mishap that can occur with film and the results of those film mishaps. Now sometimes these mishaps are intentional and sometimes they’re not. Either way, today we’re going to tackle some of the most common unlucky (or lucky, depending on…

Polaroid Revival – The Impossible Project

Today, we’re going to talk about something that’s been on our radar for a while now; the Impossible Project! (now rebranded as Polaroid Originals after the merge of both companies) If you’ve not heard of it, the Impossible Project was founded in 2008 with one sole purpose; to keep Polaroid film alive. This came about…