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Top Ten Film Photography Tutorials of 2023!

Film photography was alive and well in 2023, and, as the year winds down, we wanted to take a look back at some of our top film photography tutorials...

RETO Ultra Wide and Slim 35mm film camera - RETO UWS review on Shoot It With Film

RETO Ultra Wide and Slim Review: A Fun, Compact Film Camera Perfect for Travel! by Taylor Blanchard

My husband also enjoys film photography, yet he doesn’t suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) like I do. So, imagine my surprise...

A woman holding a darkroom print - Setting Up a Darkroom at Home by Taylor Blanchard on Shoot It With Film

Guide to Setting Up a Darkroom at Home by Taylor Blanchard

In a world where our lives are dominated by screens and we’re accustomed to instant gratification, film photography forces me to slow down, think, and enjoy the process...

Black and white film image - Kodak Tri-X vs T-Max by Taylor Blanchard on Shoot It With Film

Kodak Tri-X 400 vs Kodak T-MAX 400: Battle of Kodak’s B&W Giants by Taylor Blanchard

If you’re like me, you may gravitate to a certain film stock for a host of reasons that you no longer remember. When I got back into film...

35mm film image with the Minolta Maxxum 7000 - Minolta Maxxum 7000 Review by Taylor Blanchard on Shoot It With Film

Minolta Maxxum 7000: An Underrated 35mm Film Camera That Won’t Break the Bank by Taylor Blanchard

In the summer of 2021, my stepmother gave me her late father’s Minolta Maxxum 7000, complete with two zoom lenses, bag, flash, and a manual...

Banff Travel Story on Film by Taylor Blanchard on Shoot It With Film

Banff Travel Story by Taylor Blanchard

We visited Banff National Park in Alberta in early October - a shoulder season between the summer crowds and ski season. Our timing was...

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The World of Infrared and Red-Sensitive Black and White Film by Taylor Blanchard

Last summer, I came up with the idea to shoot every film stock in the Ilford lineup. That’s when I realized I’d never shot Ilford SFX, which is sensitive to...

Large format film photography image - Shooting Large Format Film Photography by Taylor Blanchard on Shoot It With Film

My Foray Into Large Format Photography by Taylor Blanchard

About the time I started printing in the darkroom, I acquired my first medium format camera: a Holga 120S. The more I printed my negatives...

Blind Doubles Film Swap on Shoot It With Film

Blind Doubles Film Swap by Taylor Blanchard and Ron Smith

Blind Doubles. That term alone is an exciting proposition. Scary, too, because you just don’t know what you’re going to get...

Kodak Gold in the Golden State: A San Francisco Travel Story by Taylor Blanchard

My first time shooting Kodak Gold 200 in medium format was on a trip to San Francisco, not too long after it hit the shelves...