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SIWF Insiders is out of beta, and it officially reopened this week.
SIWF Insiders is all about education, community, and inspiration. You’ll get a new film photography course every month to help you become a more confident film shooter and take your film photography to the next level.
You’ll also get to join our private Facebook community, which is one of the most encouraging and inspiring places on the internet.
In the Facebook community, you can ask all of your film questions, no matter how new or seasoned you are, share your film work and be inspired by the work of others, and be encouraged to push your creativity and have fun shooting.
You can get the details here, but we’re going to give you a little look at and answer your questions about our latest module… Film Soup!
In July, we will be teaching about film soup! Film soup has been one of our most requested topics, and we are so excited to share that the Film Soup module dropped yesterday!
You’ll learn what film soup is, how to do it, how different ingredients affect your images, and plenty of tips for every part of the process.
We also have a special discount code just for SIWF Insiders for 15% off developing and scanning at Film Lab 135, a lab that specializes in developing and scanning film soup.
What is included in the Film Soup module?
On the first day of each month, we share an educational video, eBook, and a fun homework assignment about that month’s topic.
For the Film Soup module, there is a 25 minute video that includes a film soup demonstration with tips for each part of the process and a section with image examples where we go through the isolated effects of five popular film soup ingredients so you can learn how to build your favorite film soup recipes.
You will also get the Film Soup eBook. The eBook PDF is 30 pages covering the following topics:
What is Film Soup?
Film Soup: Step-By-Step
Fine Tuning Your Film Soup Results
Common Film Soup Ingredients
What Will Certain Ingredients Do to Your Images?
How to Dry Your Film Soup
Sending Film Soup to a Lab for Developing
A Few Tips for Developing Film Soup at Home
Film Soup Recipes
Later in the month, we also have an amazing interview for our Insider members with Carlos Baselga, an incredible artist who specializing in film soup and other experimental film techniques.
How can I access the module?
The materials for all of our modules are available on the SIWF Insiders website and in the Facebook community.
Initial resources will drop on the 1st of each month, and then we’ll keep the modules updated as we share more resources throughout the month.
What if I don’t get to the lesson right away? Will the lesson disappear after the month is over?
No worries! You will have access to the module and all past modules for as long as you’re a member of SIWF Insiders.
You can go through the modules in any order you’d like and go back to old modules anytime. The lessons aren’t going anywhere!
And the Facebook group will be there for you for any questions you might have no matter what module you’re working through.
What will be happening in the Facebook group this month?
We’ll be talking a lot about film soup this month, sharing tips, answering questions, and sharing images, but that is just the start of what the SWIF Insiders Facebook community is about.
You can always share any of your film images and ask questions about any film topic. It does not have to be related to that month’s module. We have been having so many fantastic conversations about art, creativity, and the vision you have for your work!
And… we’ll be starting new fun shooting challenges this month if you’re looking for a little extra push to get out there and shoot.
What will you be teaching next month?
Pushing film is a topic that trips up a lot of film photographers, so we are going to break it down for you and help you become a pushing film pro.
You’ll learn all about what it is, how to do, why you would do it, and (the most fun part!) how to use it to push your creativity and get cool results.