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Take it Easy Lab is a family-run indie film lab based in Leeds. Set up in September 2020 by cousins Liam Henry and Joe Singleton, as well as business partner Nick Baines, the lab is now run by a group of friends that have developed over 60,000 rolls of film.

Offering both mail-order and drop-in services, the team are passionate about making sure everyone gets the best film experience possible. Take It Easy Lab doesn't just provide a service that ends with getting your photos back, we offer an inclusive space where amateur, pro, and everything in between can come together, learn and share experiences through exhibitions, events and resources.

Doing our bit for the environment

From our experience of working in film labs in the past we knew how much waste comes from film processing. We wanted to be as sustainable as we could in our lab.

Our chemical waste is collected in the lab by using a Metafix filtration system, which filters the chemicals meaning the waste is safe to be poured down a drain. The silver is also recovered via the system which then goes on to be used in silver jewellery / cutlery etc!

Film waste = Recycled furniture and money for charity

We keep all of the metal film canisters that come from processing your film, selling them to customers who can use them to reload cameras or make little plant holders from!

All of the money from these sales goes to MAP, a Leeds based charity that is an alternative education provider working with young people who are unable to access the mainstream school system.

We also supply plastic film canisters to local based Motley Makers, a Mirfield-based bespoke fabrication studio with a passion for sustainability and supporting the local community.

These canisters are melted down and are used on a wide range of things such as table tops / coasters etc.

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All about customer loyalty

See that little red button on the bottom right? Create an account with us through our loyalty program and you start earning points whenever you make an order. These points add up and can be redeemed as free film developing once you have enough points!

We also give out our winner cards every day from our lab, meaning you could be in with the chance of winning a number of prizes, ranging from 10% all the way up to your next order totally free!

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Your local indie film lab

Take It Easy Lab is a mail order film processing lab run by a team of friends who have a passion for film and have been involved in the photography community for over 15 years.

About us

Friendly and approachable

We’re passionate about supporting photographers - big and small - and know what it means to have a lab you can trust and rely on.

Take It Easy is a group of like-minded friends that know how nice it is to be treated like a real human, that's why we pride ourselves on customer communication.

Develop your film

How we process your films

At our Leeds based lab we offer film developing, scanning and printing of Colour and Black & White film types. We develop, scan and print from both 35mm and 120 film.

We run on top of the range machinery, with three Noritsu HS1800 scanners.

We print all your 6x4 and digital prints on our Epson Surelab D3000.

Once your films are developed and scanned, we transfer your files via Dropbox and send over your link!

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What our customers had to say...

I’m so glad I discovered Take It Easy! I received my scans super quickly, and I’m so happy with the photos. I love how Take It Easy keep you updated through the whole process, from when you book your order, to when they receive your films, to when they post your negatives, so you can relax and know your film is in safe hands.

Wonderful wonderful service, there is nowhere I’d rather go than Take it Easy. They literally make it so easy for you and they are brilliant. I have had to message a couple times for a request and they have been quick to respond and been accommodating for me. So grateful to them.

Beautiful scans at such an affordable price. Will be recommending to anyone who needs such services. Really happy to have this lab so local.

First time user of this lab , they provided a fast turnaround of developing and scanning negatives, very responsive to messages, excellent value and service. I would highly recommend these guys, first class.

Absolutely cracking service, efficient and professional, never seen my negatives looking as crisp and sharp. Would highly recommend, will be using this lab from now on for all my scanning and developing.

Very quick turnaround and very helpful staff too, developing film can be a bit expensive so I'd rather give it to trustworthy people, highly recommend.

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