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The Process of Developing Film

Photography with film can become quite a complicated process if you’ve only taken photos using a smartphone or a digital camera. We’ve created this quick and easy guide to make the complicated questions you’re afraid to ask comprehend!

Is film a thing?

Film is the light-sensitive substance that is found inside the small canister or roll that is inserted to at the rear of the camera. When exposed to light, it will react by recording an image on it.

Why can’t it be opened my camera once I’ve done that?

It’s not as simple as snapping an image and then taking the film away for a closer look. It’s still sensitive, and must be processed or developed using special chemicals in order to make it something that you can actually see and not sensitive to light any longer.


The negatives are the film that is developed. It is a visible representation of every photograph you’ve taken, however the colors are reversed (which is why it’s referred to as negative! ).

What are you scanning for?

After you have your negatives in place and scanned, we let the photos be visible and appear normal-looking. Based on the content you wish to do with your photos you can scan them at medium, low or high-quality.

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What do the numbers on films mean?

35mm film is available in variety of varieties. You can purchase film that has either 24 or 36 exposures, so you will get either 36 or 24 images from the roll. Film also comes with an ISO rating’ or ‘film speed’. This is how the film is sensitive to light. The greater the number, the greater the sensitivity. It is possible to hear that film with ISO 100 is ‘slow’ while film with ISO 800 is ‘fast’ because they’re discussing the speed of film.

My film claimed the exposure was 24-36 but I couldn’t find the same number of scans. why is that?

Since film requires an amount of light to allow an image to appear, Sometimes, not enough light can reach the film in order for an image to develop. That means that you’ll be left with empty frames on the film roll. To prevent this from happening, make sure to use flash when you’re shooting in dark or gloomy areas or select a film that is faster in its speed.

What about different types of films?

There are a variety of kinds of film, but two of them are the most popular two namely both 120 and 35mm. 35mm is what people imagine when they hear film. 120 is the samething, however it is larger. 120 is also referred to for its medium-format film, and because it’s bigger, it’s capable of recording more details however, you won’t be able to capture as many images on a roll like you would with 35mm. Medium format film is popular with photographers of landscapes or portraits.