Kuvalaboratorio Harju is an artisanal photo lab based in Helsinki, Finland. We offer film developing for all chemistries and nearly all sizes.

Supported chemistries:

  • Color film (C-41)
  • Slide film (E-6)
  • Black and white (b&w)

Supported sizes:

  • 35mm film (135, xpan)
  • Roll film (120, 127, 220)
  • Pocket film (110)
  • Large format (4x5, 9x12cm, 5x7, 13x18cm, 8x10, 18x24cm)

Our basic package of €35 includes developing by hand and high-resolution scanning in uncompressed TIFF format. Prices for large format developing & scanning start from €12 per sheet. Push/pull developing, stand developing, and cross-processing are offered at no extra cost.

We take great pride of being the fastest lab in Finland: when you leave your film with us by 4pm, you’ll receive the scanned photos by email before 8pm on next day. Depending on your schedule, the archived negatives/slides can be picked up from our lab or mailed world-wide.

Our lab is conveniently located close to Sörnäinen metro station, just 5 minutes from Helsinki Central Railway Station. The airport bus 615 has a stop close to us, too. Because our laboratory is not accessible from street level, we kindly ask to contact us by Whatsapp or email before visiting.

If you need any advice about film photography in Helsinki, we are more than happy to help! Just drop us a message on Whatsapp and ask about:

  • Best places to buy used film cameras
  • Which film stocks are available locally
  • How to get a new battery for your film camera

Occasionally we sell some rare films, too. In late 2019 we introduce a new, limited-quantity Japanese film every week.

See some example scans