In this class students will learn how to use their film camera. We will cover loading film, adjusting camera settings and what they mean, understanding lighting, and the basics of composition and concept. Following the class we will take a 1 hour walk around Bozeman. You can stick with the group or follow your own creative instincts. Each student can then take their film to F-11 to be processed or sign up for the next class where we will cover the film negative.
4 rolls of 35mm film color (or B+W if you are taking the next class) available for $25
35mm film camera w/ aperture and shutter control (cameras available for rent at first come first serve basis)
Saturday February 9th 12pm-3pm or Sunday February 10th 12pm-3pm
Image Lab Photography - 234 E. Babcock Street, Bozeman MT. The studio is on the second floor at the end of the hallway.
About The Process:
Photographic film is made up of a flexible transparent plastic which is coated with silver based chemicals. When exposed to light these chemicals transform and once developed create a negative image of what the camera saw. The earliest use of photography dates back to 1839 which did not use film but printed directly onto a plate. It wasn’t until 1908 when Kodak introduced the first flexible transparent film that we are familiar with today. Film photography saw a sharp decline in usage with the birth of digital photography. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in film and its unique set of challenges and qualities.
About The Teacher:
Owner and manager of Image Lab Photography in Bozeman, Zach graduated from MSU with a bachelor of arts in film and photography. Zach went on to achieve his masters of fine arts at Lesley University in Boston. His passion for photography, education, and exploration led him to start his work on what has now become the Image Lab.