Where do you get your film developed?

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by travelfreak, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. travelfreak

    travelfreak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum, and love it already! I'm also new to photography, and have a few questions. You guys that are really "into it".....where do you get your film developed? I'm spending a ton of money on developing, and know there has got to be a better (or cheaper) way. I get mine done at Target, but I use Kodak Perfect Touch. It costs me around $9 per pack, but that can get expensive when you have 20 or more rolls to be developed. (I went to Las Vegas, and there is SO MUCH to take pictures of there!) I don't have a clue about doing my own developing, so I'm just curious to see if you guys send yours off somewhere, or what. Also, I've just now begun to experiment using slide film. When you get it developed, do you use a regular lab to get prints made from the slides? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2003
    Messages:
    3,118
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Portland OR USA
    Hello! Us here in the Darkroom forum tend to develop our own film, thus the whole darkroom concept thing. ;) This would probably be better in the General forum. Maybe a mod will a happen along to move it for ya.
     
  3. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Messages:
    4,807
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    at work...
    Ohh, pick me, pick me!!! Welcome to the forum! Here's a better place to get that question answered. I usually go to CVS to have mine developed. Lately, we just get the negs exposed then use a scanner to scan them into the computer. They run about $3 per roll that way.
     
  4. Bob_McBob

    Bob_McBob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I have my colour film developed at a place down the road. If I have no prints made, they'll do it for me in about 30 minutes, and it's C$1.50/roll. I can then scan the film and have selected prints made if I want them.

    For black and white, I just do it myself. It's much cheaper than having it done at a lab, and I get a lot more control over the end result.
     
  5. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    2,240
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Austria, heart in Poland -->
    at home :D
     
  6. uberben

    uberben TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    7
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What kind of scanner can be used? What models do you have?
    -ben-
     
  7. travelfreak

    travelfreak TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the responses. I, too, would like a little more info on the scanners you guys are talking about. Also, how difficult is it to set up a dark room. Do you suggest I take a college course on this, or can I learn at home?
     
  8. Nikon Fan

    Nikon Fan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    3,524
    Likes Received:
    49
    I think you can learn at home...coming from someone that's in a college photo class right now. Someone more experienced here could probably tell you how to go about setting up a darkroom and all that jazz, but if you have the time and money my class has been a lot of fun, and I've learned a lot :) Anything I can't do I have to take to walmart because that's all us "hicks from the sticks" have got to work with :wink: Welcome to the forum here and good luck!
     
  9. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    16,728
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Where am I now?
    B&w processing is relatively simple - it only gets harder and more expensive as you strive for ultimate quality but that comes later.
    Your bathroom makes an excellent darkroom. You have everything you need there so you are already on your way.
    The first step is to read a basic book on the subject to see what's involved and the minimum of what you need.
    Then come back here and we'll help all we can.
    You can get basic starter kits from lots of suppliers and I am sure there are people here who can advise.
    I've taught students to process and print inside an hour at College so what does that tell you?
    Good luck and enjoy
     
  10. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Messages:
    6,253
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Lala Land
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I use snapfish for snapshots, www.fromex.com for pro stuff and sometimes I have film processed and scan it. I use a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV for 35mm. It rocks!
     
  11. Uselessdreamer1

    Uselessdreamer1 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kentucky
    i go to walmart and get a cd. if i get prints done i go to where ever has one of those computer things. Ha
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
35mm film developing in las vegas
,
film developed in lexington ky
,

film developing lexington ky

,
film processing lexington ky
,
negative film developing in lexington, ky
,
premium film processing las vegas
,
where can i get my photos developed
,
where do you get your film developed
,

where to get film developed

,
xxx film developing