Film is again becoming a popular form of photography, and it's no surprise why. The cameras are cheap, the look of film has a timeless and vintage look, and more importantly, film photography has a magic to it that's fun.

Film photography lets you get your hands dirty. The cameras require more tactile manipulation and you can take control of the whole process yourself. There is also the magic of seeing your own photographs as they come out of the developing tank and being able to see a moment, 'frozen in time' – one that you had to wait a week to see. And film is also so easy to learn!

So, come and learn the joy of film photography. You'll develop a greater control of your camera, we'll shoot color film, shoot and develop black and white film, and we'll look at the options for viewing, scanning and printing film photos.

And, at the end of the course, you'll be able to post your photos onto Instagram. I promise.

Students will learn the following skills:

  • The discipline of shooting film
  • Exposure for film photography
  • Film speed, aperture and shutter speed
  • Loading and unloading film
  • Shooting color film
  • Shooting black & white film
  • Developing black & white film
  • Archiving negatives
  • Scanning film
  • Outsourcing color film development

Note: we will outsource color processing to the Darkroom in Missoula. This class will only teach how to develop your own black & white film.