Where to Develop Film in Salt Lake City in 2023.
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Salt Lake City is a gorgeous city with a long history of appreciation for the arts. As the cultural hub of Utah, it’s great to see that there are still quite a few places to develop film.
Whether you just want to develop disposable cameras or even large format for your professional work, you should have no problem finding a lab in SLC.
Check out the list below, including which services are offered at each lab and a map of their locations.
ESSENTIAL PHOTO SUPPLY
New to Salt Lake City, Essential Photo Supply has already received rave reviews from local photographers. Aside from their selection of gear and photo accessories, they also offer film developing.
Just about every type and size of film is accepted – 35mm, 120 and 4×5 can be developed whether it’s color, black and white, or slide film. (4×5 film in E-6 is the only type that is not offered).
Essential Photo is already establishing their store as a hub for local photographers – aside from the shop, they have a studio space for rent and host events showcasing the work of different photographers.
Allen’s Camera is a full-service photoshop with just about everything that a film photographer could ever need. Most importantly, this includes developing film.
Allen’s accepts 35mm, 120, and 4×5 film, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. They also process old, less common formats including 110, 126, and APS.
On top of developing film, the photo lab can help you with printing, scanning, custom framing, and even printing photo books. If you care to venture outside of the lab, you’ll find a large selection of equipment and accessories, darkroom supplies, and a used section.
NICHOL’S PHOTO LAB
Over four decades in the business and Nichol’s Photo Lab has never stopped developing film.
You can drop off your 35mm and 120 film if it is C-41 color, black and white, or E-6 color reversal.
Nichols’ main focus is enlargements and printing. When we say you can print your photos on just about anything, we aren’t exaggerating.
Atelier A.F.A is a photo lab focused on high-end printing and art reproduction. In the past, they also offered film processing services.
Nowadays, they outsource film to Essential Photo Supply for processing. As such, every type of film is accepted.
PHOTO COLLECTIVE STUDIOS DARKROOM
If you’re interested in getting your hands dirty in the darkroom but don’t know where to start, you’re going to want to check out Photo Collective Studios Darkroom.
The only darkroom in Salt Lake City accessible to the public, you’re able to rent the space by the hour after taking an introductory class.
The darkroom houses equipment for developing and printing black and white film.
Where to Develop Film Near Salt Lake City / Other Places in Utah
We’ve found a couple more options in the greater SLC area. Whether or not you live outside the city, you still may want to check out these labs for developing your film.
THE FIND LAB
We’ve known about the FIND (Film is Not Dead) Lab well before the inception of this website. They are definitely geared towards advanced hobbyists and professionals who need the best quality possible – a lot of wedding photographers are big fans.
The FIND Lab offers processing of 35mm, 120, and 4×5 film, whether C-41 color, black and white, or E-6. Additionally, they accept uncommon formats including APS, 110, and 127.
The claim to fame are the fantastic scans, available with a variety of options. Different “packages” have different sized files, varying levels of color correction, and utilize different scanners, ensuring your files will be perfectly suited for whatever you need.
This is certainly the priciest lab on the list, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
SNELSON PHOTOCOLOR LAB
About 60 miles south of Salt Lake City, you can find another spot for film developing; Snelson PhotoColor Lab.
Developing is available for 35mm and 120 film if it’s C-41 color or black and white.
You can also find standard photo lab services like printing, scanning, and retouching.
Map of Where to Develop Film in Salt Lake City
Do you know any other spots to develop film in Salt Lake City? Have you used any of the labs on our list? Let us know in the comments.
Essential photo supply (959 E 900 S, SLC, UT 84105) is my go-to. Since the store is quite recent (opening for about a year) I think it is not yet known in the SLC area.
Thanks for the info, added it to the list!