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Welcome back E6!

Friday, September 28th, 2012

As most of you know, we’ve been in this business for a long, long time. Walk through our halls and you’ll run into scanners, film processors, printers and a team of digital production that have been with us for over 20 years. Some customer service reps have been writing up film orders for over 10 years! We want to take care of you and your film, and we value our employees as artists that know the craft and understand the business of film. They’re really good at what they do, they’ve seen it all and they’ve watched the film industry grow.

We take a look around here and are so proud of the fact that our core competencies, including film processing, scanning and printing are in the hands of such talented artists right here. They’ve witnessed the film industry trends first hand, and remember the days when the film they processed were E6 and rolls of Kodachrome.

We’ve had requests here and there for E6 film processing so we’ve decided to go back to where it all started and offer this service here in house. We’ve been testing our E6 machine for a few weeks now and we’re excited to say that its tested and ready to go! So send in any slide film you have, we’re here ready to take care of it as we have all these years.

Whisper Murmur Roar

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

We’re so grateful for getting the chance to work with Stephen Kozowyk for his upcoming show this weekend in partnership with the Hear Aid Foundation. If you’re in the LA/Orange County area, be sure to come out and experience Stephen’s photography and a wine tasting by Anne’s Boutique to go along with it. What’s best is all benefits of the show go to the Hear Aid Foundation directly. The show is from 5pm-9pm at Anne’s Boutique Wine’s in Costa Mesa and tickets are on sale now! Hope to see everyone there!

Whisper Murmur Roar

Why We’re Proud!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Wedding season is in full swing and we’re crazy busy just as most of our clients are. Some daily grinds can be stressful, but it’s important that we remind ourselves why what we do matters and why our goals for each season are so important. We’re proud of what we do here, and we’re proud to say these are our top priorities this year:

  1. We’re super busy but we’re keeping our turn-around times at about 1 week for Noritsu and 2 weeks for Frontier. Production is working overtime to make this happen and we’re committed to keeping this a promise to you.
  2. Our new FTP system allows for your scans to be saved and posted for 30 days, giving you time to download
  3. We maintain incredibly high expectations for our production team and the vendors we work with (Fuji knows we’re a pain!)
  4. Scheduling weekly webinars to help you with business and marketing tips. We’ve learned a lot over the 20+ years working with the best photographers in the industry and we want to share with you what we know.
  5. Continuously researching new and in-demand products to make available on our print service powered by ROES.
  6. We’ve teamed with Instaproofs, Inc to now offer direct fulfillment – talk about a time saver!
  7. Attending workshops so we can meet you in person to get to know you, chat about business best practices, and answer all the questions you might have for a lab.

We hope you’re having a great season and please know that we’re here for you for anything you need, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Hope to work together soon so you can experience what we believe a photographer-lab relationship should really be!

Introducing direct fulfillment with us and Instaproofs, Inc!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012



We’re so excited to announce that we’ve teamed together with Instaproofs for direct order fulfillment! All it takes is a high resolution subscription with Instaproofs and you’ll get all the benefits of this great new service!

Why direct fulfillment? Glad you asked!

1. No more searching through your folders for specific ordered images.

2. No more re-uploading your images to another service provider.

3. The order’s details, including custom cropping information, are automatically imported into the fulfillment order.

4. The process is quick and convenient.

5. Once an order has been shipped, the order’s status and tracking number are automatically updated.

6. The orders are processed and shipped by us here at Richard Photo Lab.

7. The orders are shipped within ONE business day. Submit orders before 11PM (Mountain Time) and the order will be printed and shipped the next business day!

8. All of your order and fulfillment history can be found in one location.

High resolution subscription is just $50 a year, saving you time in your workflow to get those prints ordered! Find out all the great benefits of high resolution subscription on Instaproof’s website, along with a few more updates they have to offer:

Cant wait to work with you!

Attention all who shoot 35mm film!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

There’s been a small change with the way we sleeve our 35mm film negatives and wanted to give you guys a heads up on how you’ll be receiving them from here on out. Keep in mind, this is 35mm only!

The clear sleeves we’ve used in the past (see below left photo) are no longer being manufactured and we’ve run out of the current inventory we have. Unfortunately there is no other company that manufactures these exact type of sleeves, forcing us to restructure the way we send out these particular negs.

The good news is that we have a supply of archival glassine sleeves that we currently use for sleeving traditional black and white negs (see below right photo). These new sleeves look drastically different, but store your negs just as safe and secure as before. We’ve decided to use these glassine for all 35mm neg sleeving.

archival glassine sleeves

There is a company that manufactures and sells boxes that will protect and organize these types of sleeves. The company is called Light Impressions and the link can be found here:

Or, if you’d rather not buy a box and opt for something a little cheaper, we did a project here where we took a 8×10 envelope, put three whole punch through it and you can store the negs that way. If you have any questions, please dont hesitiate to reach out to us. or 323-939-8893

8x10 envelope

Can’t wait for this workshop!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Join us and some amazingly talented photographers and vendors on August 28th and 29th for 2 days of inspiration and great education hosted by Meg SmithLisa Lefkowitz and Suzy Clement. Space is limited so email or call to reserve your spot today: or 415.218.1460. Hope to see you there!


Photo Workshop

Canvas now available on!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012


Log on to today to check out our high quality canvas gallery wraps now available on RPLprints powered by ROES! We use 1 1/2” solid wood stretcher bars that provide durability for a sophisticated and professional look. Upgrade to the best available hardwood and other options such as image toning, wrapping and colored borders. A great way to showcase your photographs and offer to clients! Log on and check it out today!

We’re so excited for the launch of the official [F] Network!!!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012



What started as a show of behind the scenes education and inspiration has now transitioned into an incredibly cool, free and interactive interface that features shows, tools, applications and a community sanctuary for the aspiring and professional photographer. Artists will be able to join in by creating their own [F] Network “passport” which ultimately gives the participant full access to the entire network. Members of the network will then be able to participate in giveaways (we’ve got a few giveaways throughout the season!) interactive homework sections, collaborations, contests and connections.

We’re especially excited about the brand new show, Film launching May 11th. Watch film photographers and friends Ryan Muirhead, Tanja Lippert and Tia Reagan as they bring us the entertaining, emotional rollercoaster of the love, education, hardship and challenges of being a photographer. It’s a show all about film! How cool is that? Powered by us and Fuji Film USA, the hosts not only teach what they know about photography and film but they too become the students from special film artists and guest appearances throughout the sixteen episode season.

Check it all out at



Monday, April 9th, 2012


We’re so excited to announce the launch of 4 new fabrics for our albums on RPLprints powered by ROES! Check them out today, they’re great additions to the colors and fabrics already available. We know you’ll love ‘em. Order your album today!

Book signing here at Richard Photo Lab for Film Is Not Dead!!

Friday, March 16th, 2012


We’re so excited to announce that we’re hosting a book signing party here for FILM IS NOT DEAD written by Jonathan Canlas and Kristen Kalp. It’ll be here in LA at our lab on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm (we’re located at 979 North La Brea Ave in Hollywood, CA). There will be RPL giveaways, some giveaways from Jon and we’re bringing in a food truck too!

Pick up the book here during the party, or bring your own copy and they’ll sign it here.

It’s free to attend, just let us know that you’re coming. Email your RSVP along with how many are attending to:

Can’t wait to see you here!!