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I'm fairly new to film photography. I have a Canon AE1 and I'm kind of discovering how to use it, understand exposure etc. I've done photos with Kodak color plus 200 and they came out nicely, recently I did some with Kodak Portra 400 and Fuji C200, but I developed them in a different place and some came out grayish and kind of hazy. I wanted help to understand is it an exposure problem? is the new lab not great ? is it both ? Anything helps.

Kodak portra 400 When I used the Portra on this pictures it was a very nice day with a blue sky (here it appears white/non existent...) Portra 400 1 Portra 400 2 Portra 400 3

Scans: Scan 1 Scan 2 Scan 3

C200 I know I used the C200 on a hazy/not very bright day so I guess for this one, this might be the issue ? C22 C22 2

Scans: Scan 1 Scan 2

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  • \$\begingroup\$ When I was shooting color film long ago, which included a lot of Kodak and Fuji 200, I found that nice blue skies usually came out white. A polarizing filter was a necessary part of my kit, usually turned to darken the sky as much as possible. It brought out the contrast on snowy mountains nicely as well. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 20, 2023 at 23:33

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Probably the lab. Their printing hardware/software may be calibrated for a different film type. You can photograph a color card with the film you are using as the first exposure on the roll. The lab can then re-calibrate based on the color card photo.

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you need to add contrast with a photo editing tool, labs generally scan pretty flat to give you the most leeway to edit afterwards.

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