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The perfect accompaniment to any jacket or bag, our polished gold enamel pins have a double clutch on the back, making them proper fancy too.

How to order

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How it works:

1. Choose the developing options you need above. At checkout you can add any extra notes you may think we need to know.
2. Complete payment at checkout
3. Make note of your order number, and include this in your parcel to send to us. This can be as simple as writing it on any scrap of paper lying around. (draw us a pic if you feel artistic!)
4. Either ship the package to us, or drop into our Leeds shop during the week.
5. Once we receive your films, we will email to let you know we have them, and 2-5 days later, your scans will be emailed to you. If you have selected Prints / and or merch these will be sent out with the negatives.

Beginners guide to film developing

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Film photography can be a pretty confusing thing when you’ve only been used to taking photos with a phone or a digital camera, we’ve written this simple and handy guide to help make the confusing things you might be embarrassed to ask easy to understand!

What is film?

Film is the light sensitive material that you find inside the little canister or roll that goes into the back of your camera. When it gets exposed to light it reacts recording an image onto it.

Why can’t I just open my camera after that?

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as taking a photograph and then just pulling the film out to have a look. The film is still sensitive to light at this point so first it needs to be ‘processed’ or ‘developed’ in special chemicals to turn it into something you can actually see and that isn’t sensitive to light any more.

What are negatives?

The negatives are what we call the film after it has been developed, this has a visible image of all the photographs you have taken but the colours are flipped round (which is why it’s called a negative!).

What is scanning?

Once we have the negatives ready, we scan them to make the individual photographs visible and appear in normal colour. Depending on what you want to do with the photographs we can scan at low, medium or high quality.

What do all the numbers on film mean?

35mm film comes in a few varieties, you get film with 24 or 36 exposures – so it will give you either 24 or 36 pictures from a roll. Film also has an ‘ISO’ rating or ‘film speed’, this is how sensitive the film is to light – the higher the number the more sensitive it is. You might hear people say that film which is ISO 100 is ‘slow’ and film which is ISO 800 is ‘fast’ because they are talking about the film speed.

My film said it was 24/36 exposures, but I didn’t get this number of scans, what happened?

Because film needs a certain amount of light for a photograph to come out sometimes not enough light will get onto to the film for an image to be formed. This means that you will have blank frames on your roll of film. To avoid this, make sure you use flash if you’re taking photographs in dark or gloomy locations or use a film which has a higher film speed.

What about other types of film?

There are lots of types of film but nowadays two are most common – 35mm and 120 film. 35mm is what most people will think of when they hear the word film, 120 is basically the same, but bigger. 120 is also known as medium format film and because its bigger it is able to record more detail, but also won’t get as many photos on a roll of film as you can with 35mm. Medium format is popular with portrait or landscape photographers.

Our most frequently asked questions.

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What are your opening times?

Our lab is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can drop your orders through our letterbox 24/7 though.

Do you send us our negatives back?

Always! Unless you don't want them, just let us know and we can get rid of them for you.

Do you develop E6/Slide film?

Sadly not, well not yet anyway! Big plans for late 2021.

How do I send in my film?

After placing your order, simply package up your film/s in a secure padded envelope along with your name and order number.
You can simply write your order on a piece of paper and include it in your parcel.

From there you can either post us your films, or drop them through our letterbox at:

Take It Easy Film Lab
Aire Street Workshops
30-34 Aire Street

Do you do prints?

We do! We can print your photos in 6x4 format, perfect for sticking to your walls or archiving in a photo album.

Can you push my film?

Yes we can. We can push your colour and black and white film up to 2 stops for no additional cost. Colour films are pushed at the end of the day due to us having to change settings on the developer, so there may be an additional short delay. 

What are your turnaround times?

Our turnaround is usually within 3-4 days of receipt of your order, but during busier periods and depending on your service, our turnaround times can be found here

How long does it take to get my negatives / merch?

We aim to post back your negatives, prints, or merch as soon as possible. Mail usually arrives within two to three days of receiving your dispatch email, depending on the shipping option chosen at checkout.

If your order includes merch as well as film developing, this will be sent out with your negatives.

Do you offer free shipping?

We have free shipping for all orders over £25 to the UK.

What equipment do you use?

We develop your films using a Noritsu V50.

We scan your films using our three top spec 
Noritsu HS-1800 scanners.

What if my film is blank?

We hope this never happens, but in the unfortunate case that it does, we happily refund the cost of your order minus the cost of developing. 

How long are my Physical / Dropbox files stored for?

Once your files are delivered via Dropbox, we keep your files stored online for three months. After three months these files are deleted, so make you sure move all folders out of our dropbox onto your own HD or storage!

We store physical orders / negatives at the lab for three months. These orders can be collected during weekdays while we are open. After three months these physical items will be destroyed in a GDPR compliant manner.

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