Film & Darkroom
Film is not dead, and we have the evidence to prove it! We carry film from major brands like Fujifilm, Kodak, Ilford, and Impossible, as well as lesser known brands including Cinestill, and more. We have a full range of chemicals and darkroom supplies for developing film and paper as well as kits for doing some historic photographic processes yourself. **Students – We offer a discount on film and paper with a valid student card! If you are ordering online, contact us to find out how to get the discount.
If you are looking for something unusual, we can probably order it for you. Send us a message and let us know what you are looking for! email@example.com
We also carry inkjet paper, ink, and printers. Visit the Scanners, Printers and Colour Management page to see some of the options we have available.
A note about film developing – Sorry, we don’t develop film here at Beau. We do sell everything you need to develop your own film, but if you’d like to have someone do it for you, visit our friends at Rocket Repro. They are a a full service digital and analog photo lab in Gastown. Another good option is The Lab on 2nd near Main. They process formats up to 8×10.
Each year, usually in June, Ilford Photo has a run of ultra large format film. Ilford FP4 and HP5 can be ordered in sheet sizes up to 20×24, and 10′ wide rolls. You need to pre-order the format you want ahead of time. Contact Nicole in the film department for more information and to place an order. The prices change every year so please call for pricing. Here is a list of the formats often available.
Here are some links to pages and organisations that we find have a lot of useful information and are fun to spend some time with. If we’ve missed your favourite, we’re sorry! Send us a link and if we fall in love too, maybe we’ll post it here.
A local lab who will develop your b&w and C-41, from 110 to 120 format.
An artist run center for the celluloid moving picture fanatic. Cineworks has studios, workshops, screenings and more.
The Massive Development Chart website
Develop anything in anything! They even have an app.
The West End Photographic Society Darkroom Club is a non-profit society, promoting photographic expression with film-based photography. They have a darkroom in the West End Community Centre that supports B&W processing and printmaking. It is available for member use. Their website is https://westenddarkroom.ca
Summer Analogue Workshops at Beau
Join us for some fun workshops including pinhole cameras, cyanotype and lumen printing. See here for more details – www.beauphoto.com/summer2023workshops