Spring 2017 Lab Hours

Starting April 3rd, we’re adjusting our hours as the rain abates and the blooms unfurl. Until further notice our busy bee lab techs will be processing your artistic endeavors between 11am-6pm, Monday-Thursday.


Jenny Soi Photography

Photo credit: Jenny Soi Photography

How I Shot This


Photographer: Rholinelle Joy DeTorres
Camera: Nikon F3
Lens: Lensbaby 2.0 (the old bellows focus version)
Film Stock: Portra 400
Developing and Scanning: Pushed 2 and scanned on Noritsu
How I Shot This: I had the Lensbaby on my camera because I wanted to get some heart shaped bokeh of my Christmas tree lights. I looked over and noticed my girls sitting on the couch in this position. I knew I didn’t have enough light, so I used my cell phone to shine a bit more light in their direction. Even with that, I was doubtful of the amount of light, so I decided to double expose the Christmas tree lights over them in hopes that combined, it would be enough light. The final exposure was made using my in-camera meter – first exposing the image of my girls one stop under, then exposing the Christmas tree bokeh (using a heart aperture) two stops under. The crazy focus and distortion is all due to the Lensbaby.

Holiday Break 2016


Photo credit: @blakedahlin

Little Film Lab will be on holiday break from December 24th-January 2nd. All film delivered during that time will be secured and held until we resume processing on January 3rd.

We hope you will be enjoying your time with family and friends as much as we will with ours! A sincere thank you to all those who have used Little Film Lab throughout 2016. We wouldn’t be where we are with you and we are excited to grow and develop with you in 2017.

Highlights: Paige Smith

In the Highlights series we acknowledge and admire images that catch our eye and make us think. Want to be featured as part of the Highlights series? Select “Yes, please contact me” under the Social Media section of our order form for your next order for a chance to be featured.


Paige Smith

Artist’s notes:

“I shot this image with a Contax 645 using Kodak Portra 400 in 120. I love the skin colors I get using Kodak’s Portra line, so I tend to stick with them when shooting people pictures. I also love a film image slightly underexposed. I know I might be going against the grain on this one, but I think it gives the image an aged quality with really interesting colors that are hard to replicate with digital. I think I shot this image one stop under. I love photographing kids because they are generally so free in front of the camera. What I typically do is find a location with good lighting and then sit back and watch them be themselves. I do very little coaching beyond putting them in the right light. This allows me the freedom to think and be more creative on the spot while capturing images that are real rather than contrived. And thanks always to LFL for being on point and FAST with their developing and scanning skills! Keep up the good work, friends!”

See more of Paige’s work – @heypaige, and http://www.paige-smith.com/



Guess The Stock

Say hello to our new series “Guess The Stock“. Each film stock has a specific look, influenced by a combination of the exposure and setting chosen while shooting. As a photographer better understands the various looks of a given stock, they can better select the correct stock for the look they are trying to achieve. This series will give you a chance to test your knowledge and measure your best guess against that of your peers.

Analyze the image, participate in our poll, and then click on the link at the bottom of the post to reveal the answer. Love playing along? Click on “Guess The Stock” at the bottom left corner of this post to find all of the images in our stock guessing series.

This particular image is shown as-is, straight from the lab. Thank you Adriana Klas Photography for allowing us to use your beautiful work in this inaugural post!

Adriana Klas Photography, Processed and Scanned by Little Film Lab


Which film stock was used to create this image?
© Kama


Click here to reveal the stock, This image by Adriana Klas Photography was created using


Portra 400, scanned on the Noritsu