Creative, nostalgic and analogue, want to try something new?
Bring your own SLR camera and three rolls of film on this creative 35mm film course for beginners. With easy to follow exercises, explore hidden areas of London, focusing on exposure and composition.
Learn how to load the film and control the aperture and shutter to achieve the correct exposure. Use the light to enhance your subject with Black and White film. Push the colour film adding extra contrast and saturation when processed, making the images vibrant and colourful. Cross processing a style popular in the 80s and 90s alters the colours and contrast of slide film.
With London as a back drop photograph people, brutalist and half timbered architecture, interesting alleyways, Dr Johnson’s House, some of London’s oldest pubs and possibly the unusual. Little experience is needed just a basic understanding of photography as you develop new skills with film cameras, bringing creativity to your photography.
Areas Covered: loading 35mm film, manually set the aperture and shutter, different film types, pushed and cross processed film.
Walking distance: 3km, flat.
0915 Meet at Barbican Kitchen in the Barbican
0920 Film loading demonstration
0930 Black and White film, 400 ISO: Brutalist portraiture
1015 Roman architecture
1045 Colour film, 100 ISO, pushed 2 stops: Smithfield Market and Hatton Garden
1200 Street Photography around Holborn Bars
1215 Lunch (not provided), plenty of options to buy or bring your own
1300 Slide Film, cross processed: Dr Johnson’s House, Fleet Street and London's Old Pubs
You will need bring your own camera and three rolls of film.
One Black & White film at 400 iso
One Colour (C41) film at 200 iso
One slide film (E6 )100 iso.
If you can't find any slide film, contact me or bring along another colour film.
Lately I've been using Lomography film, it's a good price and love the redscale and other colours of the films.
Please make sure the camera is working and your batteries are fully charged, including any spares.
To secure your place on this course, please click the blue ‘Book on Course’ button on the bottom left hand side of this page to add the course to your basket.
Please make sure your camera is good working order and that you have enough batteries, cards or film. If your equipment fails on the day you can still attend but we can not offer an alternative camera.
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If the course is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions we will offer another date for the course or a credit note for a similar course.
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Although every care will be provided by YellowMelen and Philip Richardson, no responsibility will be accepted for any indirect loss or damage caused to your equipment. As the client you will need adequate insurance against the loss or damage of your equipment.
You will need to provide your own food on the training days as MelenTraining does not offer this facility. When we are on location there will be a break for lunch near cafes and restaurants and you are more than welcome to bring your own food.
35mm SLR Film Photography Course May
35mm film photography in London