Learn to shoot film
4 sessions, 2-3 hours each, S$320 (see discount, course outline or sign up now)
A workshop for those wanting to revive history, the Film Photography Workshop would give you a strong foundation in exposure concepts and force you to think before you shoot (Sorry Lomographers!).
Dispelling the myth that shooting film equates to shooting blinded or shooting film is for the pros, you would use this workshop to build upon your technical knowledge and have fun taking photographs the good old way — by reading light and composing in the viewfinder.
Heck, we’ll give you 3 rolls of film so you have plenty of opportunity to play around and learn — not just shooting different types of film, but also under different lighting conditions. To top that, you will dunk your rolls and develop your own photos — old school style — with chemicals and in total darkness! Not enough? We’ll also digitise your films so you can show off on Facebook!
At the end of the workshop, you would shed away your insecurities, review screens and histograms; instead shoot with confidence in varying lighting conditions from daylight to lowlight and even (gasp!) with a flash. You’ll stare in awe at the saturated slides and bold black and whites, the colours and tones unique to film. In short, you’ll be making pictures the way it has been done for over a century!
And most importantly, you’ll fall in love with the look and feel of film photographs when you develop your own film (black and white) and watch your photos on a light box with a loupe.
Participants must bring their own film camera (SLR or rangefinder with manual exposure capability). Film camera bodies may be rented for $30 for the workshop. A tripod is required for lesson 3. Basic working knowledge of general photography techniques including technical handling of cameras is assumed.
Tripod required for lesson 3. Tripods of varying built quality are available for rent from our partner Camera Rental from $5-15 a day. Students enjoy a discount on equipment rental.
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Wet Weather Postponement
In the event of wet weather conditions, the instructor may give an one hour prior notice to postpone the guided field trip. For Saturday classes, the field trip will be postponed to the next day on Sunday at the same timing; for Sunday classes, the field trip will be postponed to the next Saturday at the same timing. However, special wet weather arrangement may apply if it is listed under Course Schedule.
Promotions & Discounts
Early Bird Promotion — $10 off
Sign up and make payment one month before workshop commencement date to enjoy $10 off your course fee.
Bring-a-friend Promotion — $10 off
Get $10 off each of your course fees when you sign up with your friends.
|Lesson details||Topics covered and learning objectives|
Location: Fort Canning Park
Low Light Shoot
Location: Studio and town area
|Lesson 4 Darkroom Introduction|
Location: Analog Film Lab
Introduction to the Darkroom
|Lesson 5 Workshop Debrief|
Location: Analog Film Lab
Workshop Review and Debrief