For over 100 years, negative film was the reigning process used in film photography. Negative film was initially used for black and white photography before the invention of color negative film in the late 1930s. Revolutionizing photography forever, photographers were able to capture natural colors for the first time ever.
Color negative film, as its name would suggest, captures images and displays them on the film in complete reverse. Both colors and light values appear reversed, with light areas appearing dark and dark areas appearing light. Likewise, colors on the film are switched to their exact opposite.
The term negative is derived from the actual film negatives that you capture and later develop into actual pictures. When stored properly, negatives can be used to reproduce images, hundreds of years later with no image quality loss.
Though color negative film photography rose in popularity due to its ability to produce accurate colors - just as they appear in real life, its enduring popularity is derived from its forgiving exposures. Color negative film photography rarely appears overexposed, making it an excellent film choice for photography in sunny conditions.
Re-create moments and cherish memories with color negative film. With color negative film, photographers can indulge in the adventure of scouting out locations, intentionally capturing images, and developing the negatives.
Tuttle Cameras proudly offers both film-developing supplies and services. Whether you’re looking to learn the art of film development or prefer the simplicity of dropping off your film for hassle-free development, Tuttle Cameras offers the services and supplies you need.
Shop our selection of 35mm and 120 color negative film here at Tuttle Cameras.