Before there was digital photography, photography was a very different art form. Many argue that over the years something has been lost in the new digital processes and ways of working. We're now able to shoot thousands upon thousands of images and very quickly take a look at our results.
There was a time though, where photographers had to think carefully about every single press of the shutter. SD, XQD and Compact Flash cards allow us to shoot until our hearts are content. Imagine a time though, where you were limited to 12, 24, or 36 shots maximum per roll of film and each shot had a real cost.
During these times photographers had to be extremely disciplined and certain of their technical ability. Try to picture shooting a wedding today and waiting a week for your images to return from the lab (doesn't sound fun does it?), only once you've seen your images at that end stage can you breathe a sigh of relief.
Many people talk about the pleasure of developing your own images in dark rooms, and the overall quality and feel of their images being that bit nicer than the digital world we now shoot in. You could argue that photography in those days was that much more personal to the photographer and each image showcased was a true presentation of their art.
Here are at the Bedfordshire School of Photography we're exploring the idea of putting together a 7 week film photography course that would be due to run in the first half of 2019. We regularly receive enquires for film photography lessons and we've decided to survey interest levels for this course. To register your interest please contact us on 01234 841912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can click here to register your details online and be the first to know more information about this course when we have it. The course will include: - Creating a pin hole camera to shoot and develop photos with
- Shooting with real film on film cameras
- Working in a dark room and developing your images