The Film Photography Handbook

The Film Photography Handbook

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In recent years, film photography has witnessed a significant renaissance―and not just among those who have previously shot with film. Interest in film photography and analog photography has also grown enormously among those who only have experience shooting digitally. In The Film Photography Handbook, 2nd Edition, authors speak to both types of film photographers as they offer an easy-to-understand, complete resource to shooting film. In this updated and expanded edition, they address today’s working climate, including such topics as the hybrid film/digital workflow, the digitization of negatives, and using smartphones for light metering and to assist in film processing.

This book is intended for anyone who is curious about film and analog photography, whether you need a refresher course or are discovering this wonderful format for the first time. You’ll learn how easy it is to shoot and process black-and-white film at home, and that just a little special equipment is needed to get into film photography.

You’ll learn all about:

• The important differences between film and digital photography
• Numerous film cameras, as well as how to get a second-hand camera
• Film formats, from 35 mm to medium format and large format
• Exposure settings, tonal values, and tonal representations in different types of film, from color negatives and slides to the enormous spectrum of black-and-white films
• Processing film, covering everything you need to know: equipment, chemicals, and workflow
• Scanning negatives to bring your analog photography into a digital workflow
• Both presenting and archiving your prints and negatives