Where to Develop Film in Brooklyn in 2022.
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As you may have guessed, you’ll have your pick of the litter if you’re on the hunt for film developing in Brooklyn.
You may even be lucky enough to have somewhere to develop film in your own neighborhood (especially if you’re in Bushwick / East Williamsburg).
There are photo labs of all shapes and sizes across the borough, each with a different set of services available.
No matter what you’re looking for, you should be able to find it without leaving Brooklyn. If you do find yourself across the East river, there are just as many spots to develop film in Manhattan.
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Best Places to Develop Film in Brooklyn
These are the most popular photo labs that still develop film in 2022. Some are old, some are new. All of them are frequently recommended by photographers in Brooklyn.
This family-owned lab has been in operation since 1989, and in that time, husband and wife Connie and Tony have been the only two employees (although you might see their kids helping out behind the counter on weekends).
Accurate Photoshop processes 35mm and 120 film in C-41 color, black and white, as well as E-6 slide film.They offer same-day service on color film and next day service on black and white. Slide film takes a bit longer.
They have one of the best reputations in the city (just check their reviews on Google to get an idea) and are known for their unmatched friendliness.
Photodom is newer to the scene, but they’ve made quite the name for themselves since opening.
With a real social media finesse and a charismatic leader steering the ship, they’ve quickly become a favorite, especially for your younger photographers.
No matter what type of film you’re shooting, you should have no problem getting it developed at Photodom.
Extending their offerings well beyond a traditional photo lab, they also sell used film cameras and exclusive film-themed clothing, offer studio and equipment rentals, and even sponsor a grant for photographers.
NYC SPC (Street Photography Collective) is a nonprofit based out of Bushwick. Their multi-purpose space is used as a gallery for photography shows, portfolio critiques, and workshops, as well as a lab for developing film.
They’ve recently expanded their lab services and now develop any type or size of film. Turnaround is usually just a few days, unless you’re developing slide film or large format.
Anyone interested in street photography is sure to find something of interest at NYC SPC, and even if that’s not your particular cup of tea, it’s still a great option for film developing.
Anyone interested in learning more about film photography and the process of developing film may want to check out Gowanus Darkroom.
They offer a variety of classes, workshops, and private lessons for almost every aspect of film photography. Camera basics, film processing, and darkroom printing are just a few of the topics you’re able to learn more about at this spot.
If you’d rather leave things to the professionals, they also offer film developing, scanning, and printing services for C-41 color and black and white film in 35mm, 120, and large format.
NYC Film Lab is a relatively new operation from the folks behind Film Objektiv, a popular spot for analog camera rentals and sales.
They offer processing, scanning, and printing for any size or type of film.
They also have film dropbox locations in Greenwich Village, Williamsburg, and the Lower East Side. This service was stopped because of COVID, but they are hoping to have the dropboxes up and running again soon.
A community-based endeavor, Bushwick Community Darkroom is a space intended to preserve and promote the practice of film photography in Brooklyn. They house a darkroom available for the public to rent, exhibitions in their gallery, and classes to learn more about the process of developing your own film.
If you’d rather stick to shooting, you can also drop off any type of 35mm or 120 film for developing, scanning, and/or printing.
In their efforts to support the community with this space, Bushwick Community Darkroom also offers financial aid for photographers of marginalized groups, or those facing financial hardship.
Photo Lab NYC may offer the most advanced film developing service in all of Brooklyn. They cater to seasoned film shooters by offering a variety of custom options that are hard to find elsewhere.
For black and white film, they provide the unique option of choosing which developer is used to process your film. For C41 color, along with standard processing, you’ll be able to have your film cross-processed, or bleach bypassed.
Photo Lab NYC also offers expired film recovery processing, which aims to obtain the greatest possible results from delicate, tough-to-process, expired film. This could really come in handy if you ever find yourself with a valuable, old roll of film that you don’t want to risk ruining with standard processing.
MAP OF FILM DEVELOPING IN BROOKLYN
More Places for Film Developing in Brooklyn
Didn’t find quite what you were looking for? While the film processing services above may be our favorites, there are still more options available. Check out the list below for the remaining places to get your film developed in Brooklyn.
Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn Heights
Location: 52 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Nostrand Photo Lab
Neighborhood: Crown Heights / Flatbush
Location: 1435 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226
Website: Nostrand Photo Lab
Neighborhood: Crown Heights
Location: 992 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
Website: Photo Life
Black & White on White
Neighborhood: East Williamsburg
Location: 109 Ingraham St #104, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Website: Black & White on White
Kubus Photo Service
Location: 102A Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Website: Kubus Photo Service
Did We Miss Anywhere?
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