Freestyle has one of the largest selections of photographic supplies available through their mail order catalog. Their retail location has a very wide variety of photographic supplies including chemicals, photographic paper, supplies, and film. Their staff works on commission and know all about the photographic process. Customer support is wonderful. They offer a 5 percent student discount.
The pasadena Sammy's Camera location allows it almost exclusive access to Art Center College of Design students. That being said don't expect a bargain price on anything in the store. Sammy's does compensate for some of their prices. They employ a friendly and personable staff, have great customer service and provide a wide variety of photographic supplies to rent.
At first glance, La Canada Camera may seem somewhat expensive. The superb quality of their customer service, and the professional quality of their printing and developing techniques make the extra few dollars per-roll of film (or per print) worth every penny. There are more competitive prices, but the service is impeccable.