Colour by Schubert first opened its doors at Talbot and Fullerton in May of 1982 offering custom photofinishing for both commercial and amateur photographers. Starting out with only one enlarger and a 24” processor, we soon became known not only for our commitment to quality, but also our devotion to our customers. As a testament to this devotion, we can proudly say that some of the first clientele to walk through our door are still with us today.
Not too long after those first days, it was time to expand. One enlarger just wasn’t enough to handle the workload so we expanded and hired two more staff. Eventually, the Talbot location was sold and we moved to our current and much larger location at 121 King Street on April 1, 1987.
Now in more spacious digs, Colour by Schubert added a larger capacity colour processor, a commercial grade B&W processor and bumped the enlarger count to nine. The writing was on the wall however. Things were being shaken up in the world of photography. The price of digital cameras and computers was plummeting and they were skyrocketing in quality.
With the advent of consumer priced digital cameras, computer equipment and the likes of Photoshop, Colour by Schubert had to adapt and adapt we did!
A quick tour of our shop now shows only remnants of a darkroom and not a processor nor enlarger can be seen (all of it was recycled where possible). Boxes of photographic paper no longer line the walls and our fridge, previously overflowing with film, now only holds our lunch. Two things remain however: our quality and our commitment to our customers.
Currently Colour by Schubert has a staff of two. Roland Schubert and his son, Dave Schubert.