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How to Store Film

PhotoVision Team

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#filmtipfriday We all know #film is sensitive to light, but did you know it is also sensitive to temperature + humidity? When unexposed film is stored improperly, it can lead to a lack of contrast and create a fogged, hazy look in your images.

⁠⁠When it comes to protecting your precious rolls, you want to avoid storing them in bright, warm spaces with high humidity. ⁠⁠

⁠🌿 Keep your film fresh:⁠⁠

✅ Cool Temperatures

✅ Low Humidity

✅ Store film wrapped

💀 Don’t risk it, avoid:

❌ ⁠⁠Warm Temperatures

⁠❌ ⁠⁠High Humidity

❌ ⁠⁠Storing film unwrapped

So where is the best place to store film long term? The refrigerator. Your fridge is the trifecta—it’s cool, dark and dry! “But PV,” you say, “I shoot A LOT of film, and storing *food* in my fridge takes priority.” We get it—we like food, too! Consider buying a wine fridge for film storage—they’re small, multipurpose 🎞🍷 and can be found on Amazon for a cool $140. ⁠⁠

While fridges provide easy-peasy storage, make sure to plan ahead. Remove film from your fridge 24 hours prior to your shoot. This allows the film to return to room temperature prior to shooting. If film does not have time to return to room temperature the film can develop condensation, much like a cold glass of water, which can create water damage and ruin your images.

⁠⁠Ready to re-stock your film supply? We offer the lowest prices around on #fuji400h! We source directly from Fujifilm USA so you know your film is always #fresh and never gray market. ⁠⁠