Where to Develop Film in Atlanta in 2023.
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If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that film photography is here to stay. We never would’ve expected to see classic film stocks and camera bodies brought back into production, but here we are.
But even with analog photography’s maintaining popularity, it can still be tough to find a good, reliable place to get your film developed.
If you’re an analog photographer in Atlanta, check out the list below, where you can find everywhere that still offers film developing in the area. We’ve included which film types are accepted by each lab and a map of their locations.
One of the oldest camera shops in the United States that is still in business, Wings Camera in Atlanta has been family owned and operated since 1912.
Wings develops both 35mm and 120, whether it’s C-41 color, black and white, or E-6 color reversal film.
Aside from the photo lab, you’ll be able to grab any other accessories or photo gear you may need. There is a good selection of darkroom equipment and developing materials, for those who may be interested in developing film at home.
If you’re on the hunt for a new camera or lens (or if you just like to window shop), Wings also carries many used film cameras, vintage lenses, as well as new and used digital gear.
We’re pleased to see the recent opening of Bleach Film Lab, a new place to develop film in Atlanta. If the name didn’t give it away, this is a small operation where film photography is 100% the name of the game.
Bleach accepts 35mm, 120, and disposable cameras for developing, whether it’s C-41 color or black and white.
They have specific days that they complete developing and scanning each week, so you should confirm the day before dropping your film off. And remember that patience is a virtue.
Bellows Film Lab is new to Atlanta, with two other stores located in Miami and Chicago. Their new location is one of the most central places for film developing in Atlanta.
Film developing services are extensive, with the ability to process 35mm, 120 medium format, and sheet film. This goes for any chemistry – C-41 color, black and white, and even E-6 slide film.
You’ll have the option of JPEG or TIFF files for your scans. Bellows also offers incredibly high quality scans on a Hasselblad Flexlight scanner, if you ever need exhibition-ready scans.
Outside of the lab, Bellows has a printing darkroom for rent, tape digitizing, film cameras for rent, and a lot of film for sale.
Geared more towards the printing market, Wolf Photo Design Bar still caters to those looking to develop film in Atlanta.
The most common film formats can be developed at Wolf Photo; C-41 color and black and white, both 35mm and 120.
If you find yourself ready to print some of your photos, Wolf Photo offers a variety of printed products, from custom photo books to mugs, and everything in between. Other services include photo restoration, custom framing, and video digitization.
About 20 miles north of Atlanta, you can find Dunwoody Photo, a photo lab that also offers all sorts of printing services.
Black and white, C-41 color, and even E-6 slide film can all be processed here, whether you prefer to shoot 35mm or 120.
While you’re at it, you can stock up on some fresh rolls of film, or print some of your favorite shots on a variety of formats.
The Photo Spot is located in Douglasville, west of Atlanta by about 25 miles. As the name implies, this is a spot for a handful of photo-related services, including film developing.
C-41 color and black and white film are both developed here, whether it’s 35mm, 120/220, or a disposable camera.
You’ll find a handful of other useful services at the Photo Spot, such as printing, scanning, mounting and laminating, or even media recovery.
Map of Where to Develop Film in Atlanta
Do you know of any other places for film developing in Atlanta? If so, let us know in the comments!