This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, Shoot It With Film may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
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 from the last twelve months.
Thank you all for such an amazing year, and we can’t wait to bring you more camera reviews, film stock comparisons, and how-tos in 2024!
Check out our top tutorials from the past few years here:
Top Film Photography Tutorials of 2022, Top Tutorials of 2021, Top Tutorials of 2020, and Top Tutorials of 2019
If you’re looking to pick up a point and shoot film camera in 2024, this review of the Contax T2 from
Drew Evans is a great read.
Drew takes you through why he wanted to add a point and shoot to his camera bag, his experience with the T2, and all of the pros and cons.
Read An Honest Review of the Contax T2
A light meter is such an important accessory for any film photographer. But which one do you get?
In this article,
Jen Golay gives an overview of five fantastic light meters with a range of different features. She also shares tips on how to use each one! Read 5 Best Handheld Light Meters for Film Photography
Who doesn’t love a great film comparison???
For this comparison,
Jennifer Stamps tested out two of Kodak’s most used film stocks, Kodak UltraMax 400 and Kodak Gold 200. She shot them both at ISO 400 and pushed Kodak Gold one stop. The results are a must-see! Read Film Comparison: Kodak UltraMax 400 vs Kodak Gold 200 Pushed One Stop
Cameras with zone focusing can be a bit intimidating and a whole new skill to learn if you’re used to autofocus.
This article from
Neil Milton breaks it all down with a detailed look at what zone focusing is and how to use it, including how it can be especially useful for street photographers. Read What is Zone Focusing and How to Use It for Street Photography
Experimental film stocks are such a fun part of shooting film, and when Lomography came out with their LomoChrome Turquoise, we could not wait to see how cool and funky the results would be.
Check out this article from
Sara Johansen to learn about LomoChrome Turquoise’s color shifts and how to shoot it. With lots of image examples, too! Read LomoChrome Turquoise Review & How to Shoot This Experimental Film from Lomography
Point and shoot film cameras have been becoming more and more popular, and their compact size and ease-of-use makes them a great addition to anyone’s camera lineup.
This review of the Olympus XA2 from
Katya Rowny is a great read if you’re looking for an inexpensive point and shoot that can still produce quality images. Read Olympus XA2 Point & Shoot Film Camera Review
Kodak Tri-X and Kodak T-MAX are two classic black and white film stocks, but what are they like side-by-side?
Taylor Blanchard did a head-to-head comparison of Tri-X and T-MAX and analyzed the contrast, grain, and detail of each film stock. Read Kodak Tri-X 400 vs Kodak T-MAX 400: Battle of Kodak’s B&W Giants
Holga cameras go hand-in-hand with experimentation, and, in this article,
Alec Pain shares his experience with the Holga-rounda technique.
Holga-rounda images are created by shooting multiple exposures while rotating your camera. You’ll definitely want to try this out!
Read Creating Holga-Roundas: A Multiple Exposure Holga Experiment
Another way to experiment with your film photography is to use creative lens filters.
In this article,
Julia Beyer explains her process for using lens filters on Polaroid cameras to create beautifully psychedelic images. Read How to Create Psychedelic Polaroid Images Using Lens Filters
Have you ever experienced weird distortions when scanning your film negatives?
Newton’s Rings are a common issue when scanning negatives and Polaroids, and, in this article,
Kathleen Ellis troubleshoots those pesky distortions and shows you how to fix them. Read What Are Newton’s Rings & How To Fix Them When Scanning Film Negatives
What aspects of film photography would you like to learn about in 2024? Share below in the comments!
And you can check out all of our
film photography tutorials here, including camera reviews, film stock reviews, and tutorials for beginners.