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Before there was digital photography, 35mm film ruled the imaging landscape. In the modern era, film photography is making a comeback as a fun and creative alternative to the digital giving each photographer the ability to shoot unique and authentic-feeling experiences that evoke a strong, personal style of photography. This hands-on course will introduce you to the basics of film photography helping you to understand the differences between analogue and digital, understand the features of your 35mm camera and how to use natural light and clever composition to capture beautiful images. If you're looking to learn 35mm film photography in Sydney in a mixture of theory and practical then this course is for you!

Course Outcomes

By the end of this film photography course students should be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of analogue over digital photography
  • Understand how to handle film properly and how to load film into your camera
  • Learn how to utilise natural light and compositional choices to take powerful photos
  • Begin to develop your own style by making informed decisions about your subject matter

Ideal for

This film photography course is designed for beginners but some knowledge of basic camera concepts is assumed, such as aperture, ISO and exposure generally. This course is for anyone want to shoot analogue, digital photographers seeking a more traditional, analogue experience will get a lot of value from this course.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Theory & Technicals

  • Film in the digital age
  • Why shoot film in 2021?
  • Types and variations of different 35mm cameras
  • Exposure triangle and basic camera concepts
  • Identifying the features of your SLR and how to use them
  • Handling and loading film
  • Methods of developing and scanning our film
  • A guide to getting your film developed
  • Taking care of your gear

Lesson 2: Practical Shoot

  • Outdoor night shoot focused on capturing street life
  • What to shoot and why
  • Exposing the film correctly: Internal light meter, external light metering
  • Using backlighting and other natural light
  • Basic compositional frameworks put into practice
  • Approaching people to ask for their photo to be taken
  • Choosing and framing your subject

Lesson 3: Feedback, Review & Post Processes

  • Students are to have their photos developed in their own time
  • What works, what doesn't, what changes you can make
  • Post-processing including why you need to edit your film scans, and simple yet impactful techniques to help you complete your images

What to bring to class

Please bring to each class including in classroom: your film camera, 2 rolls of film and tripod is optional but not necessary. This course is not suitable for digital cameras, this is only for analogue cameras that use loadable film. We do not provide cameras for students so please make sure yours is tested and working. If unsure on the suitability of your camera please get in contact with and we will be able to direct your question on to the tutor of the course.


Photography Course: 35mm Film Photography for Beginners

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