Film Photography: Playing with Light

Antonio Castello, Experimental Photographer

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9 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Your Project

    • 3. Prepping Your Camera

    • 4. Multiple Exposures: Selfies & Stories

    • 5. Long Exposures: Light Trails & Portraits

    • 6. Developing Film

    • 7. Final Prints: Multiple Exposures

    • 8. Final Prints: Long Exposure

    • 9. Explore Photo Classes on Skillshare

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Project Description

Create experimental multiple & long exposures using film photography.


Your assignment is to use your analogue camera to capture 2 multiple exposures and 2 long exposures. While you're welcome to go in your own creative direction, I encourage you to use the class prompts: selfies, stories, and playing with light!

Sure, you could do a Photoshop trick to get these kinds of effects, but that wouldn't be nearly as much fun. We don't take photos because we want to record life like a scientist looking through a telescope. We take photos because we want to relive the passion, excitement, and uncertainty of each moment. It's not about being perfect. It's about being creative, experimental, and living in the moment.

The creative possibilities of multiple and long exposures are unlimited! Use this assignment to help open up a whole world of unexpected and unbelievable results. It's not about creating a "good" or "bad" picture. What I want you to do is create something new, something different.


Share 2 multiple exposure & 2 long exposure pictures in the class project gallery. Feel free to take this project in your own creative direction and to update it over time. As a reminder, here are your 4 core class prompts:

  • Multiple Exposure Prompt 1: Take a selfie.
  • Multiple Exposure Prompt 2: Tell a story.
  • Long Exposure Prompt 1: Keep the light still.
  • Long Exposure Prompt 2: Keep the light moving.


Upload your photos in the class project gallery AND on LomoHome with the hashtag #skillsharerumble by 11:59 PM EST MAY 15, 2015 for the chance to win a Diana Deluxe camera kit and a Skillshare premium membership. Full details in the class announcement here!



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