Introduction to FILM Photography – A “Hands On” Workshop

• What we’ll do
If you are curious about film photography you could ask the kid in the picture OR come to the PPL workshop for a complete introduction.

Film based photography still offer tremendous flexibility, great image quality and a unique photographic perspective. Famous photographers like Fazal Sheikh, Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark used film cameras as their main photographic tool for a large portion of their careers. Great Photography is still being created with FILM.

In the workshop we will teach you all the techniques required to work confidently with various format film cameras. We’ll explore how various lenses and formats effect your image. You will get hands on experience with rangefinder, SLR and View cameras …… and …….. we will cover all operational aspects from film loading and all image formats from 35mm to Medium format 6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7 and 6×9 and even large format 4×5 and 8×10……. we will even explain what the numbers mean !!!!! :-)

Best of all …… this will be HANDS ON workshop……. we will provide for you all equipment to use during the workshop which includes a medium format camera, film and film holder, light meter, etc. We will “hit the road” to Clark Park and create images using medium format cameras.

You will leave the workshop with the ability to confidently create photographs using a medium format camera.


DAY 1 : You will spend time getting an overview of equipment and materials. We will then shoot IN THE STUDIO ……. during the afternoon we will head outside for some portraiture and streets shooting and architecture. Your work from day 1 will be developed overnight.

DAY 2 : We will review your work the following morning with a critique and thoughts on next steps for you to pursue.

• Practical matters for when using a medium format camera in the real-world
⁃ Transportation and storage of equipment
• Camera selection and lens choices
• How to work with roll film …… loading the camera and roll film backs
• Darkroom – we’ll cover how to process our large format film
• Developing and printing from medium format negatives
• Medium format portraiture demonstration
• Discussion of equipment and materials

FEE : $150.00 for current paid members (Discount to $100 for current paid Contributors …. Discount to $50.00 for current paid Benefactors)

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• What to bring

• Important to know

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