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Getting Started with analog photography

Baptiste Plichon, Analog photographer

Getting Started with analog photography

Baptiste Plichon, Analog photographer

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5 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:48
    • 2. Why go analog in 2018 ?

      3:03
    • 3. Getting a camera

      1:42
    • 4. Choosing your first film

      2:37
    • 5. How to get REALLY started

      2:44
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My name is Baptiste, and i'm a french analog photographer. I learned to shoot with film for a couple of years.


This class is about shooting with film, when you have no experience with analog gear.

I will give you some tips to get your first film camera, choose your first film, and load it without making any mistakes.

This course teaches you the basic, but i plan to make it more complexe with time.

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Baptiste Plichon

Analog photographer

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Hi everyone, 

I'm a pro photographer from France. I learned photography by myself a few years ago, and started shooting film about two years ago. 

I still shoot digital for my clients, but i try to include analog photography in every work i'm doing ; editorials, wedding...

Trying to succed in freelance photography is not easy, and i believe it's easier if ou can find "your thing".

Film Photography is my thing.

 

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1. Introduction: Hello, everyone, and welcome to go to get started with analog photography. My name is Betty ist and I'm a French on the low photographer I've been doing for to refute for a few years now, and I've been shooting film for like a year, and ALF film photography Analog photography has made a big comeback in the last few years. Shooting film in 2018 can seem, Yeah, it can seem a bit weird, but you will see I hope that it's a very interesting experiments to do and that it doesn't cost that much money on this class. I will teach you where to find your first film camera and which camera to buy. I will teach you different kinds of film you can buy in which photos you can make with those film and lots, lots of other stuff. If you want to get started within a love photography 2. Why go analog in 2018 ?: hello again in this spell school swimming. See some reason why it's interesting to learn film photography nowadays. So first of all, watches in the look, photography and photography is just making photography. Using film No days. We tend to use digital to make an image when you use your phone. When you use your digital camera, it's use this digital sensor to make the image. Before that, you used film to make an image. Film is just some plastic with chemicals on it that will react to the lights to make an image. Then, to get you imagine getting negative. You must process your film. You must use chemicals to get it developed. You must ask a lab to dinner, develop it and then you can have a negative and get to image printed. Because can the process of analog for to refute can seem very long and very hard today because we are used to have an image right away with digital camera and films. But using FEMA can actually make you better at photography. Here's why using film slows down the creative process of making own image, making a photo because most of the time you have to use all camera that are less easy to use, so you have to pay attention to the sitting. And as you pay for the roll of film, you pay to get the film process to pay to get the magic scan or printed. There is a price tag with each image, and it can be celibate. This press price tag makes you think hard about your image. It makes you think about your settings but makes you think about. Do you really want to make this image? Is it really interesting? So using film makes you think more about your photo. It's also interesting to mention that you only have a limited numbers of photos you can take with a film canister. Usually it's 36 images you can make with one roll off film. So as you have a limited number of picture, you will also think more about what image you want to make and what photo you want to be in a natural setting. This limitation setting the price limitation, sitting the the numbers of pictures as a limitation. It will make you think about your photo, and it will make you with boost your creativity because it's a limitation. It's a challenge you have to overcome. So usually you think more about your image and you are more creative. The little Venusian that film aesthetic is really pretty is very good. It's a very different look than digital. And if you love Esca filters, if you love in stronger instagram filters, I truly believe you will love film photography. Because film photography is what inspired those fiscal filters. It was visible those instagram filters and, well, if you like what? This If you like to copy you will, you will love the original stuff and it doesn't get better than the original stuff. 3. Getting a camera: No, you are convinced you want to try film photography, but where do you find a camera? What camera should you buy? I will try to answer some of this question in this class. The first thing you can do to get a film camera is asking your relative, your parents, your great grandparents or even on older brother of sister. They should have a known film camera lying around. Maybe it's not a good one. Maybe it's clumsy. 1 may or may be. It doesn't work, but very good tions that there is in your house untold film camera that is a good camera and that nobody uses anymore. And you can give this camera a single life, and it's always a good thing. The second place you can look, it's thrift shop or used camera store because most of the time we will sell analog gear, and most of the time it will not be that expensive. When you go to those places, try to bring some batteries with you. Try to find out online what batteries take the camera. You won't because it will help you to test the camera and test whether it works on the final places you can look is online because eBay or Craig's this will have a ton of listing off old analog camera. Be careful because some camera can be very expensive on those sites, so please go some some forums. Try to read some articles to choose your camera before and to choose a some chip camera. The camera I can recommend to start on a look. Photography is the Attacks Spat Matic. It's a good camera. It's all mechanical and it working without any battery. It's a good manual camera to get started and to learn the basics of photography. 4. Choosing your first film: film come in two flavors. Kahlo's and black and white, usually black and white film are much more forgiving with the picture you can over expose or under exposed black and white. Film a lot and you still have a picture. One of the best thing to get started is it'll fold hp five. It's a full 100 Isar film, which it's good for daylight or indoor photography, and it's a very, very forgiving film. You can miss a lot of settings in your camera, and you still haven't image. Also, I think black and white in analog photography is a very, very beautiful look, and it's very well bulging. Even if you missed your pictures a little, even if the exposure is on Christ, quite right, or if your image are a little blurry, color film is a different story. You can find really chip film, and you can find really expensive film. As a beginner, I will advise you not to buy expensive film Rattray trying to learn the basics with chip film make mistakes with chip film. You real lose less money because you will make mistake at first, and color film is less forgiving when black and white. Then, when you have a lot more of experience when you have a shot to free four chip film canister by an expensive film, because it's really rewarding to by an extensive film and see oh, gorgeous off the photo off the scale. Not some advice to choose a film you like. There is a lot, a lot of information of film on the Internet. You can look on Flicka and I use the name of the film to find some photos with different film types and see which one you like best. It can be a lead to see which film you want to buy next and which film you want to text test next. Second thing you can do is just Vesco to try some different filters on your digital photo and see what look you you love. If you have the name of the filter, it's usually the name of the film. But bear in mind that most of best coffin just films that are not produced anymore, and it's all stock of film that are not made any mobile by the company. Final place you can check is using Instagram with the hashtags to find photos off different kind of film and different hashtags to find what look you you love and maybe ask the photograph for what still me used and what setting you used to get that look, you know? 5. How to get REALLY started: Now you have your camera, but you don't understand how it works. Don't worry. I will teach you what on the numbers do and how to get your first picture. First of all, when you have your camera up on the back, it's usually by falling visited on the left. It will open the dark chamber where you can put the film the film canister does on the left of the camera. Then you have to pull the film old away across the camera and put it in the gear. You can advance the film once and fire the filter to see if the film moved correctly. If it moves correctly, you can now cross the door. You ready to shoot? Now you will have to set the eso for your camera to measure the left. The answer is within. Under canister of the film, it measures the night sensitivity of the film. For instance, 100 Isar film is good for good weather and sending time because it's a slow film. It's not. It's not very sensitive tonight, and 800 Isar film is a fast him. It's good for night or low light situations. I eso is a fixed value that cannot be changed in on a look for the refugee to set the ice under camera. It's usually is a ring around the speed ring. So do you usually lifted up and tell it to match the eyes of defense? Now you can shoot your first film. You're ready to go to make a good exposure in an elected to healthy. It's just like regular photography you after adjust the speed of the shelter and the opening of the diaphragm customs must of the time speed settings on the camera, registering that you term and up to sitting are hammering on the let's. When the war is finished, you have to put it back in the canister in the dark before you can take it to a lab to get it. To do so, push the button on the bottom of the camera and used the lever to put the film back in the canister. I really recommend that you play around with your camera before you put a film in it, trying to understand the sitting, try to read the camera manual and be most comfortable as you can be with the camera, because once you have the film in it. You cannot put it to light. You cannot upon the camera again. And you will lose picture if you do silly thing with your camera. So please try to get to know your camera before you put your first film in it.