Its hard to overstate how good your film lab should be and how well they understand what you are looking for when shooting film, especially colour negative/C41 film.
I've used many labs over the years and there have been a large number of disappointments along the way and I have to say if this lab, the UK Film Lab, didn't exist I really don't know what I'd be shooting.
I've known Christian and Erica Ward since before they setup shop and I was lucky enough to be chosen by them as a beta tester before they opened the doors to the public. They are both serious film photographers that are passionate about photography, especially film photography. Its been a great ride, I always look forward to the email that says “Your scans are available” Its one of the great things about shooting film getting the scans back to see if the images match what your vision was when you took the shot.
Through 2014 they continued to expand and redefine their services, offering a wide range of products covering C41, BW and now E6. For the beginning film photographer they offer great feedback with your scans....this is really good for understanding exposure with film. Additionally for the more advanced photographer they offer their UKFL-Pro service allowing you to fine tune the look of your images. This is a really great product for the serious photographer.
They have also created a private FB page, where UK Film Lab customers can hang out, chat and show their latest images....its a really cool community.
So if you are serious about film photography do yourself a favour and check out the very nice folks at UK Film Lab....you wont regret it and I hope to see you in the UKFL Lounge.