Many of you don’t know that I teach an online film photography class and it’s open for registration right now (until Monday April 8th) for only $250. It’s a 4 week class and the intro info I wrote goes something like this:
Inspiration is a direct consequence of living life with a camera in your hands. When you have a button under your finger that can take a moment and freeze it for a hundred years or more, you’ll find yourself seeing beauty in even the most forgettable moments. It is our decision what medium we choose to remember our lives.
We practically live in the future, being able to see and perfect an image only seconds after we take it, and then send it out to literally thousands of people at once. It’s an unbelievable opportunity that I’m glad I can be a part of, but…
…what happens when we take the batteries out? What happens when we turn the power off? What happens when we shoot for us, and only those people close enough to touch? Taking a photo for posterity, and for the heritage in your heart. To share something special by opening a box that used to hold shoes, but now holds your whole life as you’ve seen it with your own eyes. To me, this is remarkable. To me, this is worthwhile.
My class is about experimenting with a new medium. It’s about being comfortable with change and uncertainty. It’s about photographing the forgettable moments and finding yourself in the love that you have for others. It’s about taking the unknown, loading it with film and giving inspiration a place to live.
Everyday I look through a viewfinder, and expose life to my film. In this class I will teach you how to do the same.
This class is a collaboration with the others in the class. We will make something together through our photos. I will not teach you basic photography. I will teach you in-depth film types, film cameras, and film processing. SLRs, TLRs, Rangefinders, pinholes, half frames, point and shoots, toy and all types of working polaroids. I’ll save you time by telling you which cameras you can use that still have film available. I will also teach you how to process a roll of Black and white film in your kitchen sink.
Shooting film in my personal life doesn’t set me apart from other photographers, It just helps me find the heritage in my heart, as well as helps me define my creative ability to feel free to change my style with every camera, lens and film.
Wanna join me at the last minute but don’t know HOW TO REGISTER? click here.
Generally I make photos on film with older cameras HERE and Here, but for this trip I took a Canon A2 that I got on eBay for $20 and a couple of my EF lenses that I use for weddings (digital photos). Flew to Australia for a wedding and stayed with some of the best people I know Todd and Alyda. I love them for their friendship and hospitality, and had the most glorious time there. Jeff, Dan, Kelly, Christine and Jonas were there as well. The laughter we shared over international accents and the cheese and crackers is unbeatable. Thank you guys for your overwhelmingly comfortable hospitality. I love you all.
All of these photos were taken with Portra 400 35mm film. Kodak is my favorite. It’s the Wayne Gretzky of the film world.