Our Story


Why We’re Here

Shoot It With Film is here to help you share your passion for film photography. Whether you love medium format, instant cameras, or anything in between, you’ll find a home here with inspiring and educational content to enjoy. Our goal here and through our growing Instagram community is to be a supportive and inclusive place where film photographers can learn, share, and grow. So hang out, get involved, deck yourself out in awesome film apparel from the store, and together we can let the whole world know film is not dead!

Where We Started

Shoot It With Film started with a simple love for film photography. I’m Kathleen, and I’m the person behind Shoot It With Film. Like many of you, film photography gave me a way to speak to the world, and it quickly became something between a passion and an obsession. Unfortunately, in the middle of this journey, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The diagnoses left me in a place with limited ability to get out and shoot. So Shoot It With Film was born. It’s my way of managing the world of chronic illness while still being involved in the film community.

Find me on IG @imkathleenfrank

The Community

The Shoot It With Film community is about sharing great film images and giving photographers a positive corner of the internet to learn, talk cameras, and enjoy everything film. Join us over on Instagram at @shootitwithfilm, and tag your favorite film images with #shootitwithfilm. You can also submit your film work to be shared here on the site. Find our submission process here.

The Team

 

Kathleen Frank – Founder
Film Specialty: Fine Art & Travel • Favorite Film Camera: Mamiya 645 1000s • Website • InstagramShoot It With Film Articles

Amy Berge – Contributor
Film Specialty: Families, Seniors, & Home Developing • Favorite Film Camera: Nikon F100 • WebsiteInstagramShoot It With Film Articles

James Baturin – Contributor
Film Specialty: Long Exposure Photography • Favorite Film Camera: Hasselblad 500cm • WebsiteInstagramShoot It With Film Articles

 

Jennifer Stamps – Contributor
Film Specialty: Toy Camera & Travel Photography • Favorite Film Camera: Holga 120 • WebsiteInstagramShoot It With Film Articles

Tom Box – Contributor
Film Specialty: Experimental Film Photography • Favorite Film Camera: Ricoh Auto Half SL • WebsiteInstagramShoot It With Film Articles

Samantha Stortecky – Contributor
Film Specialty: Families & Travel • Favorite Film Camera: Pentax 645N • WebsiteInstagramShoot It With Film Articles