A current Target store employee told me that they will be closing down their photo developing services at most of their locations in the next few weeks… at least here in Columbus.
This stinks because they are the cheapest around for getting my lomo film developed and slapped onto a cd… usually in less than an hour. As much as I’d like to use the more professional photography developing service in town like Cord Camera, their prices are exorbitant and can take days even weeks to get my film developed. The same with sending it away to Lomography developing services.
There’s still something so much more satisfying taking photos on real film that you can’t immediately see and you never know how they’ll turn out. I feel it makes the photographer frame a shot better and take more time with the composition rather than rattling off a bunch of phone or digital camera pics and hitting a button to “age” the photo. Don’t get me wrong, I use my iPhone often and will add effects to photos, but usually do it post production in Photoshop and create my own filters. Plus, I don’t like the idea that Facebook now owns Instagram.
Looks like I’ll have to act like a real photographer now and develop my own film.
Anyone else hear about this and is there somewhere else that’s along the same competitive price as Target to get photo developing in the Columbus area?