Film Photography Class
Have you ever considered shooting with a film camera? Ready to give your digital rig a break? Come and discover (or rediscover) the wonder of photographing on film. This class will teach you how to get correct exposure and ease your mind about not looking at the back of the camera (you digital people) to see if you got the shot! We will learn how to load film, what the buttons and dials do on analog cameras, and we’ll even touch on developing your own film.
Film cameras are being re-discovered as photographers look to step out of the digital world and try something new. They want to look back to the days when one took the time to value every photo on a roll of film. This nostalgia also enjoys a certain “cool” factor.
This five-hour course will teach the basics of photography like getting the correct exposure and details unique to using film.
Did you find a camera at a garage sale or on Craigslist? Bring it! Did you shoot film back in the day and your old rig is sitting there collecting dust? Put a battery in it and bring it! Did the family hand-me-down end up in your possession? Yep, bring it. How cool will it be to shoot through a lens that has seen so much of your family history?
Bring whatever film camera you have. 35mm cameras will probably work best for this class, but if you have a medium format, bring that! Typically film is not available for some older cameras like Kodak Brownies, but we can probably help you figure that part out.
This class is being instructed by two very experienced photographers. Jeff Donald is the Executive Director of the Florida Center for Creative Photography. He is an avid nature photographer, travel expedition leader. and His work has been published in national nature and conservation publications. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia and Central America in pursuit of his photographic studies.
Chip Weiner is an award-winning photojournalist, commercial photographer, and has been a photography instructor for over a decade. His work can be seen in Creative Loafing newspaper.
The next class is scheduled SAturday August 10 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 p.m.
Cost for this film photography class is $40.00. Bring your own film
Film class and 3 rolls of B&w film $55.00
9:00 -11:00 Classroom learning at the portico in downtown Tampa
11:00-11:45 Lunch on your own at the portico (they have great inexpensive food there)
11:45-12:00 Travel to shoot location in Ybor city
12:00-12:15 Q & a
12:15 - 2:00 practice shoot
2:00 - 2:30 Q & a and wrap up
Thinking about buying a film camera? Check out these links