How to Shoot Pushed Film

Photo by Kathryn Denelle Stevens
One of our missions at Mastin Labs is to encourage photographers to shoot film. If you are new to shooting film or haven’t experimented much with film, you may not be super familiar with the concept of 'pushing' your film. Be sure to check out our free email course... Read More »

Learn to shoot film with our #FirstRollChallenge

Photos by Kirk Mastin
At Mastin Labs our goal is not to replace film, but introduce a new generation of photographers of all levels to its beauty and timelessness through true-to-film presets for Lightroom. Our hope is that people unfamiliar with the look of real film will fall in love with... Read More »

Becoming a Hybrid Photographer

Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Emma Rose ​​I started my photography journey just over a year ago. At that time I saw something on Facebook about Mastin Labs. I followed the group for a very short time before purchasing the presets. I... Read More »

Join Mastin Labs and The Find Lab at WPPI 2017

We're excited to announce we will be back in Las Vegas for WPPI 2017! This year, WPPI will be hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center February 5th through 9th. Get 15% off all our presets until February 13th by clicking here for WPPI! We officially partnered with... Read More »

First Roll Challenge: Nuances of the tones

Mastin Labs #FirstRollChallenge Words and photos by Giuseppe Pagnoni Having shot film last time twenty years ago (on a beloved Minox 35 GL, "lost" in a trip to Cuba), I was nostalgically enthused by Kirk's suggestion to load up a 400 ISO neg and shoot away... Read More »

Our Favorite Social Media Tools for Photographers

Photo by Mel Defazio with Filmborn
Being a successful photographer requires more than just taking great photos. Even some of the most talented photographers never get their big break because their work is simply not seen. One of the best business decisions a photographer can make is to maximize their... Read More »

Why you matter as a photographer

ryan flynn, seattle wedding photographer, seattle weddings, mastin labs, hybrid photography
Images by Ryan Flynn,
I’m half tempted to just let the words, “you matter” be the only words in this entire post. Simplicity is everything, right? Straight and to the point. Just, “you matter”, and that’s it. Because honestly, that’s the truth of it. That’s the truth I wish... Read More »