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How To Pack Your Film

How To Pack Your Film

  As you can imagine we get quite a bit of mail coming through our doors (in fact we may or may not be best friends with our local postman). And during the five years that Carmencita Film Lab has had its doors open we…

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An Introduction to the Portra family

An Introduction to the Portra family

We love a good party and when we found out that the Portra line is about to celebrate its twentieth birthday next year (introduced in 1998!), we thought we would take the time to cover some ground (and after, perhaps raise a glass) when it…

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Ilford XP2 Camera – Single Use B&W Love

Ilford XP2 Camera – Single Use B&W Love

Disposable cameras don’t get enough love, so we thought we would take a moment to shine our spotlight on one of our favourite disposable cameras: Ilford’s black and white single use cameras. Ilford currently has two versions of these in either of their C-41 Black…

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Kodak Ektar Film Spotlight

Kodak Ektar Film Spotlight

Hi there everyone! In our continuing effort to bring film photography education to everyone in the world we came up with a bunch of new strategies. One of the many ideas that came to mind was creating a repository of images associated with a couple…

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How Exposure Affects Film

How Exposure Affects Film

OK, so for a while we’ve been wanting to explain a couple of film technicalities that we’re pretty sure will change many people’s understanding of film and exposure. Alright, take a deep breath ‘cause this stuff is easy but sometimes difficult to explain in written…

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“To Push” or “Not to Push” That is the question!

“To Push” or “Not to Push” That is the question!

OK, so if you’ve made it this far it means you’ve been reading/hearing about this concept of “pushing” film for a while. You know it has something to do with “stops” but sometimes it feels confusing because you see all sorts of amazing pictures with…

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