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If you love film photography and want to break into some new creative and experimental techniques, we collected over 40 resources to help you out!
You’ll see the tutorials organized below into four general topics: Experimental Techniques, Experimental Film Stocks, Experimental Cameras, and Experimental Developing Techniques.
Dive into all the techniques below and be sure to bookmark this post for the next time you need a little inspiration to get that creativity flowing.
Experimental Film Photography Techniques:
This will be our biggest category covering techniques such as double exposures, film soup, creating your own light leaks, and more. These techniques are not camera or film stock specific, and you can do many of them no matter what film camera you have.
We’ve broken these up into subcategories, just to keep everything organized for you!
Film soup is the process of soaking your film in different household chemicals to create colorful and destructive effects on your negatives.
Here are a few tutorials and resources to get you started:
Here are a few more experimental film photography techniques that you will definitely want to try.
Exposing Both Sides of Your Film: This technique allows you take any roll of film and use it to shoot redscale, specifically creating double exposures with one normal exposure and one redscale exposure.
Trichromatic Photography: Trichromatic film photography is the process of using filters with b&w film to create color images. A very cool technique!
Create Light Leaks: Have you ever tried adding light leaks to your film images on purpose? It’s a fantastic way to add beautiful washes of color to your images.