The Film Photography Handbook: Rediscovering 35mm, Medium, and Large Format from Rocky Nook is intended for anyone who is curious about film, whether you need a refresher course or are discovering this wonderful format for the first time. Over the last decade, as most photographers have transitioned to digital cameras, film photography has seen an unexpected renaissance alongside digital photography.
Authors Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae present an easy-to-understand resource for shooting film, while also addressing today's photography climate. Topics covered include the hybrid film and digital workflow, the digitization of negative, and working with smartphones for light metering and exposure control.
Written in an easy-to-follow format, this book will show you how to shoot and process black-and-white film with a minimal amount of equipment. Whether you decide to shoot with an old rangefinder, an inexpensive Holga, or a more sophisticated medium-format camera, this book covers both the technical and creative side of photography. Chris and Monika show you how exploring the world of film can inspire and improve your digital photography.
- The major differences between film and digital photography
- Numerous film cameras, as well as how to buy a second-hand camera
- Film formats, from 35mm 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 film
- Processing film, covering everything you need to know: equipment, chemicals, and workflow
- Scanning negatives to bring your film into a digital workflow
- Presenting and archiving your prints and negatives