Do I have to be a member to come to BCD?

  • Nope! While we're temporarily without a brick & mortar space we are still accepting mail in film developing! Fill out the form and write your full name & order number on the envelope.

  • We will mail your negatives back to you for free.

  • All our facilities will be available for private rental when our new space is ready. Email us if you would like to use our facilities to develop, print or scan your film.

  • Members are granted 24/7 access.

What is the turnaround time for film development?

  • Typically 5-7 days

  • Quoted turnaround times are estimates and not guarantees.

  • More info & prices

What do the different developing options mean?

  • Developing, also known as processing, means using chemicals to turn your exposed film into negatives.

  • Scanning means to turn the negatives into digital files which you can view on a computer or a phone.

  • Printing means making paper copies of the images that you can hold in your hand. Prints are not included with film developing, however if you get scans you can select which images you want printed and order the prints from our online customer portal.

How are scanned files delivered? Can you put my photos on a CD or flash drive?

  • You’ll receive an email with a link to view or download your photos via Dropbox. We do not burn CD’s or put images on USB drives.

How do I get my film back?

  • While we are currently without a brick & mortar home we are offering free round trip shipping on all orders. When our new storefront is ready for us we will offer pick up as an option again.

  • If you would like your film mailed back simply select that option when you fill out the form online or in person and provide a full mailing address. We’ll mail your film back for no additional charge, it makes us happy not to throw it out.

  • If you are in the neighborhood you can select “Pick up in Bushwick” and we will file your order alphabetically by last name in the bins on the shelves in our entryway. We will discard any film older than 30 days.

  • You can also choose to allow us to discard your film after scanning.

  • If you do not make any selection we will store your film on site for 30 days and then discard it.

Do you develop disposable cameras?

  • Yes! Disposable cameras have a standard roll of 35mm color negative film inside. The cost to develop and scan film from a disposable camera is $15

I mailed in my film. Have you received it yet?

  • You can use your tracking number to see the package’s status.

  • If USPS says it was delivered but you have not received a confirmation email after a few days, please send us an email with your order details and we’ll be glad to look into it.

I have a mail or package-related issue.

  • The United States Postal Service is an enormous quasi-governmental corporation.

  • We do not own or control the United States Postal Service.

  • We are not responsible for errors or mis-deliveries made by the United States Postal Service.

  • You can contact the United States Postal Service at

Is there a student discount?

  • No. We keep our prices as low as possible in order to make our services accessible to everyone.

Do you sell film, cameras, or paper?

  • Sometimes, depending on what we have in stock at the moment. Please email us to inquire.

Do you develop motion picture film?

  • We do! We have partnered with Negativeland to offer motion picture film developing and scanning for super 8, 16mm and 35mm films. The rate for developing is $60/50ft roll and scanning is an additional $60. Turnaround time is 7-10 business days.

Are you hiring?

  • No

I have never developed my film or done anything with you guys before and am having anxiety for some reason not covered here.

  • it’s fine.

Bushwick Community Darkroom, 110 Troutman Street, Bushwick, NY, 11206, USA 718-218-4023