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Young woman with a digital camera up to her eye taking our Abstracts Creativity Course.

About this group course

Along with the increasing interest in analog music, film photography has begun a solid return, too. People everywhere are falling in love with the "look" of film, one that is hard to truly replicate in digital form.

The wonderful thing about disposable film cameras is that they make shooting film incredibly easy. Disposable film cameras are quicker to take photos with, and are much smaller and lighter than "true" film cameras. The investment in disposables is much lower than traditional film cameras, and their simple settings make shooting film very easy. While participants will be shooting film on this course, each of their rolls of film will be scanned at the time of developing. This is what I call an analog to digital approach. Scanned images are much easier to share and have prints made.

But because so many people do not come from a photography background, they may not be aware of some of the available technical choices, which help make a photograph much better. In this Quickstart Course, I bring participants through the key features of disposable film cameras. I also teach essential photo editing techniques that help them make their images pop with the free mini-Photoshop App used in this course.

Images submitted after the first week's instruction receive gentle and supportive critiquing. Critiquing covers composition, processing tips, prompts for what works well, and suggestions for resolving things that do not.

Previous attendees described the difference between the images they took before and after it as "night & day."

This course is ideal for those who want to learn the bare minimum amount of film photography knowledge in the least amount of time. Learners can use any disposable/single use film camera* for the photography, and any Android, iOS, or Windows camera phone or tablet for the image editing (all film will be scanned).

*Instant film and traditional SLR film camera course options also available

Course options.



2 Weeks

$1000 / €1000 / £900

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