Do you sometimes miss shooting film
With a limited film roll, this type of
Even more, shooting film is something that seems to be making a come back with young photographers. Beginners love taking a journey into the world of developing their own film, shooting in black and white, and learning how to create their very own darkrooms.
Here are our top 13 recommended classes every film photographer should take to learn this rewarding medium.
Course #1: Analog
Photography: Shooting & Processing Black-and-White Film by Konrad Eek
Over 40,000 people have already taken this film
After watching Konrad take an array of pictures students head back to his place and watch him process the film using chemicals. Other content includes what chemicals to use to get reliable results every time. Lastly, students learn how to scan negatives and the process of making silver-gelatin enlargements. Konrad ends the classes by teaching you how to build your very own darkroom to develop your own images.
Course #2: The Essentials of 35mm Film
Photography by Jeff Stefan
This is one of the top classes when it comes to the introduction of film photography. Each lesson teaches students of all levels a different part of film
Stefan teaches students how to use 35mm film cameras, which film to use in different shooting situations, and how to measure light using a film camera. In addition, students learn how to put filters on their photos and how to compose photos in black and white vs digital
Course #3: Introduction to Film
Photography by Sandra Coan
Next up, this film class is an introduction to everything students need to know about the world of film. Photographers gain valuable knowledge as they look at how to shoot film while feeling comfortable, confident, and excited! First,
Next, students learn how to set their ISO, shutter speed, and other manual
Course #4: Film
Photography with Strobe Lighting by Sandra Coan
Just like with any type of
Course #5: The Art of Film
Photography & Basic Photography Skills by Dean Benstead
If you are looking to learn a more artistic approach to film
Course #6: Introduction to Black & White Film
Photography by Daniel Gregory
Course #7: Analog
Photography: How to Shoot Film in 5 Simple Steps by Christine Smith
This beginner course is designed to help students learn film
Course #8: Film
Photography: The Ins and Outs of Going Analogue by Antonio Castello
This class is full of insight and teaches a more quirky experimental side to film. Antonio Castello has spent his career shooting pop-style photos with film cameras. Few photographers have the same style and enthusiasm as Castello.
The one-hour class breezes through the history of Lomography then takes students into an introduction of how to use a Lomo’s user-friendly camera. Even more, the lessons are shot around New York City and provide students with the principles of shooting film with a more artistic approach. It’s especially ideal for mobile photographers eager to go beyond smartphones and digital photographers eager to learn more about film when taking a photo. Lastly, if you want another class from Castello, also try his classes on how to take multiple exposures with a film camera.
Course #9: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO: The Basics of (Analog)
Photography by Jahan Saber
This class is for students who don’t feel confident setting their cameras manually when shooting analog. Jahan Saber teaches the class step by step in each video. First by covering a different part of shooting manual. Students learn aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Also, Saber offers videos about how he used film pictures to create self-published books and a zine. Many students say the class exceeded their expectations, even for those who already knew how to shoot manual, it was a great refresher class.
Course #10: Beginner’s Guide to Retouching Old Photographs in Adobe Photoshop by Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand
The perfect class for students who want to learn how to retouch and restore old film images. Photographer Dominic Righini-Brand has a passion for chemical
Lessons cover retouching in Photoshop and are designed for beginners who really want to focus on retouching and restoring images using Adobe Software. Also, the class is suitable for anyone who is interested in digitizing Lomography photographs. Lastly, it’s a great class for students who have been experimenting with chemical
Course #11: Film
Photography: Developing & Digitising Black & White Film at Home by Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand
A class great for the black and white film photography enthusiast. Each course covers how to shoot as well as how to develop your film after. Additionally, the class covers which chemicals you will need to invest in. Even more, students learn safety tips for negatives. The final lesson shares images in Photoshop as you watch them become clean, retouched, and enhanced. Ending with a great lesson on how to store the images online so you have access to them forever. If black and white
Course #12: Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century: The Camera Never Lies by Dr. Emmett Sullivan
If you are more interested in the history of film photography, this may be the class for you. Each video covers the historical interpretation of film during the 20th century. The class is offered by the University of London and it gives students insights into photojournalism using film only. Once you have completed the class you will understand why film
Course #13: Analog
Photography: Setting Up a Home Darkroom by Konrad Eek
This is one of the top film
Conclusion for Film Camera
We hope you enjoyed our top picks for film
At first, film may seem a little intimidating but consider it a great way to discover the origins of