Some say, shooting film will make you a more focused photographer and heighten your technical understanding of photography (we think so). Shooting film isn’t necessarily “better” than shooting digital– it's different. If you’ve never shot film (or that Fuji GA645 has been in your closet waaayyy too long), we recommend giving it a go. Once you've shot a roll or two, check out some of the processors Elephant Gun photogs have used for consistent results.
The Darkroom has over 37 years of experience developing film and making pictures. The Darkroom has developed literally millions of rolls of film and they still love doing it! Mail your film to The Darkroom using its prepaid mailer, and, for as low as, $11, The Darkroom will process your film, scan your negatives, and upload your images for immediate download or sharing on Facebook. They’ll also mail your negatives and CD to you with your digital image.
Dwayne Steinle founded Dwayne's Photo in 1956. The business is still independently owned and operated by the Steinle family. With over 50 employees, Dwayne's is one of the largest specialty labs in the United States. Dwayne's Photo was the last lab in the world to process Kodak's iconic Kodachrome film and one of the few labs that still offer processing for a variety of film types that are no longer manufactured, including Disc and 126 films. Located in a small town in Kansas, Dwayne's is still focused on the traditional values of quality craftsmanship and customer service.
If you shoot film you will inevitably come across one of the most reputable photo labs in the world, Richard Photo Lab in California. They are famous for two things: having the most renowned film photographers around the globe trusting them with their work and also for having a look to their results, especially their color work, that is second to none.