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The Best Film Photography Guide for Beginners

By Marina Llopis

It's possible that film photography might seem a little bit intimidating at first since there are a few new concepts to learn, but honestly once you have the basics crystal clear, the rest is pure experimentation and joy.

That’s why we created this guide for you!

We have three complementary articles to make your entry into the world of analogue photography as easy and clear as possible. We've ditched complicated technicalities to give you the essential information in a really easy way.

Part One will cover film cameras, Part Two will guide you through the basics of films, and Part Three will help you decide what to do after shooting your film. Enjoy!

Part One: Learn About Analogue Cameras

In Part One Marina discusses the basics of analogue cameras and where to start.

Part Two: Learn About Different Films and Formats

In Part Two Marina teaches you the basics of films and which are ideal to start with.

Part Three: Learn About Film Labs & Home Developing

In Part Three Marina talks through the options you have after shooting your film.

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