If you’ve ever thought of ditching digital and trying out analog photography, this film photography workshop is a great place to start. John has been shooting film for several years now, and while he’s not giving up digital photography completely, he has found film to be a rewarding and altogether different feel and process than digital. Trying out film will expand your horizons and put you in a different mindset when you press the shutter. Come with any film camera, or try out one of ours. We have several vintage models you can check out, as well as many modern film cameras.
Film Photography Workshop
- 3 hours of small group instruction with no more than 6 people.
- We will cover different types of film cameras, from 35mm to medium format. Some examples of cameras John shoots with are a modern Leica, a fully automatic Canon 35mm, a vintage Rollieflex, a Hasselblad medium format, a Pentax 6×7 medium format, a field camera, and even a wooden pinhole camera.
- We’ll discuss the many types of film out there, and some options for purchasing and storing film and the nuances of the different brands, including color and black and white, and different ASA’s. Some examples of film include Ilford, Kodak, Bergger, and Fuji.
- Techniques for film photography and how it differs from digital. We’ll teach you how to handle and shoot film from loading to developing. Film is surprisingly forgiving, so don’t stay away because you think it might be too difficult!
- Developing: Do it yourself at home? Or send it out to the pro’s? We’ll cover the associated costs of each option as well as recommend places to have it developed.
- Scanning and editing film photos. John’s process is to scan the negatives and catalog them in Lightroom. He’ll cover options and techniques for scanning, as well as post processing techniques that are unique to film.
What you need
- A film camera if you have one. If not, you can check out our large and varied selection to get ready for a purchase.
- A desire to learn about film
- Any level photographer is welcome
Location and Details
This workshop is located at our studio at 1902 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640. There is ample free street parking in the area.
Full refund for cancellation 7 days or more before workshop. If cancellation 6 days before workshop or less, or for no-show, no refunds will be provided.