Film Service Guide

 Film comes in a lot of different sizes and formats

135 (35mm)

This is the most common type film. It's what most people think of when they think of film. 


120 (medium format)


this can come in a lot of formats ranging from 6x4.5 cm to 6x12 panoramic. 


Sheet Film (4x5, 8x10 etc)


these comes, as the name suggests, in sheets rather than rolls, slower to use but much higher quality. 

Pushing/Pulling Film

Most of the time its best to shoot film at box speed, but sometimes either for effect or necessity (and sometimes on accident) we don't. We must then compensate the development time to get the film to some out. This is pushing/pulling film.

Pushing/Pulling film at its most basic is shooting film at an ISO other than the suggested speed on the box. Following the suggested ISO on the film packaging is referred to as "shooting at box speed." So, if you shoot 400 ISO film at 800 ISO you are doubling the speed of the film (underexposing by half the light needed) This is referred to as a push, N+1 in this case. if you doubled it again and shoot at 1600 that is N+2 and so on. Pulling is the opposite of pushing (overexposing), 400 ISO film shot at 200=N-1, at 100=N-2, and so on. So a push is underexposed and we must overdevelop to compensate. a pull is overexposed and underdeveloped. The development is the part we do, but we need to know N-1 or N+2 (or the ISO you used) to get it right. We also will have to develop your film separately and charge for that. 

What effect does this have on your film? Pushing increases contrast, pulling on the other hand decreases contrast. Keep in mind If you are pushing or pulling you have to commit to the entire roll. you can shoot half one way and half another because the entire roll is developed at the same time. Pushing/pulling works best with black and white film, really you should avoid pushing or pulling color film if you at all can. Color negative film will increase in saturation and have finer grain if slightly overexposed (1/3-1/2 stop) and developed normally. Definitely worth experimenting with but this is not pushing in the true sense. There is lots of info out there as to why you might want to Push/Pull your film this is just some basic info to help you understand what it is. 




We provide film developing and scanning. Film once shot, needs to be developed. Once developed, you have negatives with images on them. to email or print these images they must be scanned. We offer developing only for those who scan or enlarge their own negatives. We offer scanning services for those who already have negatives or prints but need digital files, and we offer a combo service for those who need their film both developed and scanned. your negatives can be picked up at our location or mailed back to you if you choose that option.  


Film Developing

35mm film 24Exp Full roll   $12.0 
35mm film 36Exp Full roll   $12.0 
120 film Full roll  $12.0 
4x5 film (per sheet)  $4.00



Film Develop Scan Combo​ 

*for rolls that come out blank and can not be scanned store credit will be given that can be used toward future purchases.

*Standard quality JPEG
35mm film 24Exp Full roll  $17.0
35mm film 36Exp Full roll   $25.0
120 film Full roll  $17.0


*HI Res quality TIFF
35mm film 24Exp Full roll  $24.0
35mm film 36Exp Full roll  $32.0
120 film Full roll  $24.0




*Standard quality JPEG

35mm film 24Exp Full roll $9.0
35mm film 36Exp Full roll $13.50
120 film $9.0
individual frames 35mm or 120 per frame  $0.50



*HI Res quality TIFF

35mm film 24Exp Full roll  $12.0
35mm film 36Exp Full roll  $20.0
120 film $12.0
individual frames 35mm or 120 per frame 



*Slides, per slide 

Standard  $1.25
HI Res  $3.00


*Prints and Artwork up to 9x12”
300 DPI    $3.00
600 DPI    $5.00
1200 DPI  $7.50
2400 DPI  $10.00


Develop via Mail.

If you would like to mail your film to us please pre-pay online, put your film a small padded envelope, and include the information slip below. 

Mail to: Little Light Film Lab, 852 44th ST, Norfolk, VA 23408

*Film can also be dropped off via our mail slot or during our store hours.

*For Hi-resolution scans (TIFF) please include a flash drive along with your film for us to return your files. 

To Pre-pay press image icon that matches your order above

Film Development Only
Scanning Only
Developing & Scanning Combo

 *PRINT is not responsible for film damaged by post office enroute to us. 






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Little Light Film Lab, 852 44th ST, Norfolk, VA 23508