Introduction to Film Photography
with Sandra Coan
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01 Class Introduction11:53
02 Why Film10:59
Class duration: 4h 6mSee all 20 lessons
About The Class
Know your Film, Know your Light, Know your Lab
Stop with the excuses, grab your film camera and get out there and make amazing images! If you’re comfortable with your DSLR and post processing, then learning to use your film camera is easier than you think! In this beginner course, Sandra Coan walks through how to shoot with film so that you feel comfortable, confident, and excited to take the best pictures! She’ll talk about choosing your film and how to find and work with a lab to process your images.
This course will cover:
- The differences and similarities between film and digital
- How a camera meter works and how to meter for film
- The different film options and how they affect your photo
- How to find the right lab to process your images
Don’t be intimidated by the idea of using film. Sandra will show you how to slow down during your photo shoot, focus on what you’re trying to capture, and ultimately get a great image straight out of camera.
Film Vs. Digital Camera Sensor19:01
Importance of Metering04:08
Reflective & Incident Metering05:36
Metering for Color Film14:31
Metering for Black & White Film07:31
Metering for Outdoor Shooting17:37
Metering for Indoor Shooting18:39
The Differences in Film Sizes11:05
Purchasing Film & Care05:04
Professional Color Film16:39
Professional Black & White Film12:06
Consumer Grade Film Stocks06:31
Know Your Lab03:41
What To Look For In A Lab25:35
How To Find The Right Lab13:10
How To Safely Ship Film16:46
Get Started Using Film06:47
Discount Codes from Richard Photo Lab
Studio Gear List
Great Photo Labs
Black & White Film Stock Exposure Tests
Color Film Stock Exposure Tests
Noritsu Frontier Comparison
100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.
Sandra is a gifted teacher!!! I've been following her work for years and know what an incredible photographer she is - but to be able to teach the way she does is truly a rare gift! I've been shooting film on and off for years and was amazed at how much I could still learn from Sandra's class. She presented the information in a way that was so easy to follow that you couldn't wait to get started. It's wonderful to learn from someone who is clearly passionate about their craft - but who is also excited for others to succeed at what they're teaching.
Amy could not have said it better in her review of this class! I am also a film shooter (have been shooting film personally for 8 years and professionally for 4) and even as someone who understands a lot of what Sandra was talking about, I STILL found this class to be incredibly helpful and learned a lot. Sandra is such a great teacher and an inspiration to so many film photographers. Great class! Thanks Sandra and Creative Live for putting this together for us.
Sandra is not only an insanely talented photographer but she's a gifted teacher. I've been shooting film for weddings and portraits for 5 years and even studied it in photography school so I'm not new to film by any means. But I've allowed myself to be so intimated to create portraits with film using strobes for far too long. But not anymore. I'll be 100% honest when I say that the information she teaches in this course, to a seasoned COMMERCIAL photographer mind you, may be insanely simple. But that's the beauty of it!!! There is no reason to over complicate shooting film with strobes. It's the simplicity and straight forward, clear as day information that Sandra teaches that's essential to rejuvenate today's overly 'tech obsessed' world. Film is alive and well! Sandra's course is gold when it comes to getting that appreciation for our craft back! I'm jazzed and ready to slow my roll down! Thank you, Sandra and CL! The value of this class is far more than that of the strobe kit I finally invested in (HOURS after the class!). : )
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