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If you love the idea of going analog, but aren’t sure where to start, we have got you covered!
We put together all of our favorite film photography resources for beginners and organized them into one easy-to-follow reference.
These tutorials and resources will help you learn how to shoot film, covering everything from buying a film camera and shooting different film stocks to how to rate and meter your film. Even if you’ve been shooting film for a while, you’ll find plenty of takeaways and tips to up your film photography game.
Film Photography Courses for Beginners
If you’re looking for more of a comprehensive classroom setting to learn how to shoot film, we love the film photography classes from Skillshare. And with two months free to binge them all, it’s a great place to start.
Here are a few of our favorite courses perfect for beginners:
CreativeLIVE also has an intro to film bundle worth checking out. This will be a little bit of an investment, since it’s not free, but it covers an extensive amount of information and walks you through everything you need to know about shooting film.
Film Cameras for Beginners
Every new film photographer starts in the same place: What camera should I get??? Here are a few articles to help you choose your first (or your next!) film camera:
These articles will help you answer a ton of those film photography questions you might have as a beginner. They are filled with helpful tips to ease the learning curve and minimize some common film photography frustrations.
There are a few areas of film photography that tend to trip up beginners. Skills like metering, rating, and pushing your film (and how that all works together!) are quite a bit different than digital photography and can be hard to wrap your brain around.
Once you get these down, you have officially graduated out of beginner status!