Learn Film Photography
We tried digital once.
But it didn’t work out.
We started out as journalists and fell in love with film back when it all started to die off. Since it’s hard to find good information online, we’ve had to learn it all the hard way. Now we’re dedicated to becoming the best, fastest-growing film photography blog on the Internet, so nobody has to learn the magic of film the way we had to!
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We’ve made a thousand mistakes so you don’t have to
Learn how to get the best results when shooting film. Our favorite film stocks, books, cameras, lenses, and inspiration.
Tried and true guides to developing film. From using the right developing chems to the tools and techniques that make film unique.
Scan & Print
Darkroom setups, tips and tricks, scanning, and alternative processes that’ll make your images stand out on Instagram
What film stocks should I give a photographer as a gift?
Finding the right film stock to give is hard — especially if you want to keep the gift a secret. Here are the best films to give as gifts.
Do I need to use a stop bath when developing or printing film?
In most cases, it’s necessary to use a stop bath when developing film and prints to maintain the integrity of the fixer solution.
Create more consistent results when shooting film with these 10 tips
Consistency is key when shooting, developing, and scanning film. Learn the simple steps to get the most out of every roll of film.
Here’s Why You Should Wear Gloves when Handling Film
Wearing gloves is important for protecting your hands from the development chemicals, and your negatives from the oils on your fingers.
How to store film properly, and what happens when you don’t
Storing film properly will ensure it performs the best it can. Yet, not even the fridge can completely stop film from degrading. Here’s why:
28 Film Developing Problems and How to Solve Them (with photos)
Light leaks? Solid lines across the film? Surge marks? Or patches of light/dark exposures on your negatives? Here’s how to fix these problems.
7 ways to reduce your environmental impact when shooting film
Here are seven easy methods that you can add to your workflow today that’ll reduce your film developing environmental impact.
How Much Does it Cost to be a Film Photographer in 2021?
How much exactly does it cost to be a film photographer in 2021? Is it cheaper than Digital? Here’s my cost breakdown for the 2020 year.
7 Tests Before Buying a Film Camera
Buying your first film camera is always an exciting venture. Use these 5 tests to make sure your first camera is in good working order!