If you are using a film camera, you will need to have your photos developed. Some people have their own darkrooms, but most take their film to a developing shop. There are various options at these stores. You can have your photos developed in an hour at most places or you can have them done between one to five days. You can specify the size of the prints and how many copies you would like. You may also have your photographs placed on a computer disk.
Film is developed by using a series of chemicals, but if you aren't developing your own, you don't really have to understand or worry about the process involved. Just drop your film off, come back in an hour and your memories are in your hand. Black and white processing generally costs more. Most shops also make prints and disks for you from your digital camera. The price of film developing varies but you may find a shop that will develop a roll in an hour for about $7. Prints from a digital camera may be as low as 10 cents each.