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Film Size:

Check your film negative roll. It will have the film size printed on the side. We are able to handle many of the most common film sizes.
135 (35mm): This is the most common type of 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 (4"x5"): These come, as the name suggests, in sheets rather than rolls, slower to use but much higher quality. (*priced per sheet)

Pushing/Pulling Film:

Most of the time it's 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 come out. This is pushing/pulling the 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't 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 at all if you 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 use a Noritsu for scanning 35mm and an Epson for larger formats. Regular-Resolution scans for 35mm are 1512x1002. High-Resolution scans for 35mm are 3024x2005

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

Mail-in Service

If you would like to mail your film to us please pre-pay online, put your film in a small padded envelope, and please include your Name, Phone Number, Address, Email, and Order Number after you pay online.

Mail to: Little Light Film Lab, 852 44th St. Norfolk, VA 23508

We currently ship within the U.S. only. All orders will ship via USPS 

All orders placed on will be processed and shipped within 3-5 business days pending item availability and payment verification.

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

If you have a specialty job that you would like to discuss with us, we may be able to help. Please reach out to us through our Contact Page.