Top Ten Film Photography Tutorials of 2020!

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We all know 2020 has been one heck of a year. As it comes to an end (thankfully!), we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite film photography tutorials we shared here on Shoot It With Film.

We gathered up a few of our most popular camera and film reviews, film stock comparisons, overviews of film photography basics, and more.

Check them out below, and you can also check out our top ten tutorials from 2019 here!

Wishing you all a safe and healthy 2021!

Top Ten Film Photography Tutorials of 2020
Top Ten Film Photography Tutorials of 2020
Top Ten Film Photography Tutorials of 2020

1. 5 Best Point and Shoot Film Cameras!

The Olympus Stylus Epic / Olympus MJU II Point and Shoot Film Camera - 5 Point and Shoot Film Cameras by Kathleen Frank on Shoot It With Film

If you’re looking for a simple, easy-to-shoot 35mm, definitely check out this list of point and shoot cameras.

Learn about which point and shoot film cameras give you the best image quality, and find out which one would make a great addition to your camera bag!

Check out this list of the 5 best point and shoot film cameras.

2. 35mm vs 120: Choosing a Film Format

This article from David Rose is perfect for beginners who are trying to decide between a 35mm or a medium format film camera. Understand the difference between these two film formats and learn about the pros and cons of each.

Check out this overview of 35mm and 120 film formats.

And check out this article for a roundup of all of our film photography resources for beginners.

3. B&W Film Stock Comparisons: Kodak Tri-X vs Ilford HP5 vs Kodak TMax

Comparing Kodak Tri-X, Kodak TMax, and Ilford HP5 Black and White Film Stocks on Shoot It With Film

Is there anything more helpful than a film stock comparison!

In this article, Amy Berge compares three black and white film stocks, Kodak Tri-X, Ilford HP5, and Kodak TMax, and tests them out in a variety of shooting scenarios.

Check out this comparison of Kodak Tri-X, Ilford HP5, and Kodak TMax.

4. Olympus Pen F Half-Frame Film Camera Review

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We love film cameras with fun features and experimental elements, and the Olympus Pen F Half-Frame camera definitely delivers!

In this article, Jen Golay takes an in-depth look at the Pen F, including technical details, shooting tips, and answers the question, “What exactly is a half-frame camera?”

Check out this review for the Olympus Pen F Half-Frame camera.

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5. Understanding Reciprocity Failure in Film Photography

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If you’re interested in shooting long exposure film photography, this article on reciprocity failure from James Baturin is a must!

James breaks down what reciprocity failure is and how it affects your film images. And, most importantly, you’ll learn how to account for it to get those awesome long exposures.

Check out this explanation of reciprocity failure.

6. Mamiya RZ67 Review: First Impressions (and Why I Left the 645)

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In this camera review from John Adams III, John takes us through his journey with the Mamiya RZ67 and why he ultimately chose this amazing 67 camera over a Mamiya M645J.

Learn about the pros and cons of this beast of a camera, it’s beautiful image quality, and see plenty of example images!

Check out the Mamiya RZ67 camera review.

7. Ilford Black and White Film Guide – Which One is Right for You?

Black and white cityscape on Ilford Delta 100 film - Guide to Ilford BW Film by David Rose on Shoot It With Film

The ultimate Ilford b&w film guide! In this article, David Rose takes a look at the various Ilford black and white film stocks.

See example images of each film, compare their strengths and weaknesses, and learn which one is best for your next project.

Check out this guide to Ilford b&w film.

8. 5 Film Cameras Under $50!

5 Film Cameras Under 50 Dollars

Did you know you can find awesome film cameras to fit any budget? In this article, Jennifer Stamps has rounded up five great film camera that can be found for under $50.

Check out this list of 5 film cameras for under $50.

And check out this article for more budget saving tips for shooting film.

9. Intro to Disposable Cameras: The Fujifilm Quicksnap and the Kodak FunSaver

Speaking of affordable film cameras, disposable cameras are a great way to go!

In this film camera comparison, Samantha Stortecky compares the Fujifilm Quicksnap and the Kodak FunSaver disposable cameras. She also shares tips on how to get the most out of your disposable cameras.

Check out this intro to disposable film cameras.

10. Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 vs Kodak Ultramax 400 Film Stock Comparison

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Which consumer film stock is right for you? In this film stock comparison, Amy Berge analyzes two consumer color films: Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 and Kodak Ultramax 400.

Both 400 speed films, but so different in every other way! Learn about their color tones, grain, and how they react to light.

Check out this film stock comparison between Fuji Superia and Kodak Ultramax.

We’d love to hear about your favorite tutorials from this year below in the comments! And if you have any questions, be sure to leave those as well!

Check out all of our film photography tutorials here, including camera reviews, film stock reviews, and tutorials for beginners.

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