Introduction to Analog Photography

A course by CARMENCITA FILM LAB
Photographic Laboratory. Valencia, Spain.
Joined March 2019
, Photographic Laboratory

Learn the basics of analog photography to shoot an artistic portrait with lighting techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (90)
  • 3593 students

Learn the basics of analog photography to shoot an artistic portrait with lighting techniques



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (90)
  • 3593 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 30m)
  • 14 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Analog photography draws us away from the precision of the digital world and brings us closer to the artistic, the imperfect, and the subjective. No one knows this better than Albert Roig, founder of a lab set up by photographers for photographers: Carmencita Film Lab.

In this course, discover everything you need to fall in love with analog photography. Learn the basics for working with light and composition, explore the possibilities offered by various different cameras, films, and developing techniques and create artistic portraits with a professional look.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Theory: all the possibilities of analog photography
  • U3
    U3. Practice: time to shoot
  • U4
    U4. Completing our images
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Albert Roig talks about how he got started with film photography and how a desire to help professionals from around the world with this medium culminated in Carmencita Film Lab. He also shares his biggest influences and sources of inspiration.

Go over some basic concepts such as exposure, how to gauge light, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Take a look at some of the different analog camera formats you can find nowadays and explore their optics, functionality, and their pros and cons. Albert also discusses developing and the different types of film available for color and black and white.

Now it's time to put all of this into practice and start taking photos. Decide what kind of light you like and how to achieve it before deciding on the composition. Albert gives you tips on directing your model before shoot time! Start with full body shots and slowly move closer focusing on mood and playing with the light.

After your photoshoot get your images off the film. Explore the different developing possibilities you have at home as well as with a lab. Once you have your negatives, learn how to digitalize your images. Your teacher gives you tips on selecting the best photos and editing them in Lightroom.

What is this course's project?

Shoot a series of professional-looking portraits with an analog camera.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Any lover of photography who wants to discover the secrets behind an analog photo.

Requirements and materials

For this course, some understanding of the basics like aperture, ISO, and shutter speed is necessary.

In terms of materials, you need a 35mm or medium format film camera, a color or black and white film, and a computer with access to Lightroom or Photoshop. You also need someone willing to be your model!


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Carmencita Film Lab was founded for photographers by photographers. Albert Roig and his associate Miguel Varona created the lab they always wished they could have sent their film to for development, not only in terms of image quality but also customer service, commitment, and the personal touch visible from the moment you step through the door.

Thanks to Carmencita Film Lab, they've had the opportunity to work with photographers and brands from all around the world like Zara, Urban Outfitters, and Real Madrid. Their goal is to help people get the most out of their analog photos. Through their online service they aim to become the local lab for professional photographers all around the world!


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in the course
  • U2

    Theory: all the possibilities of analog photography

    • Basic concepts
    • Cameras and formats 1
    • Cameras and formats 2
    • Reels and developing
    • Materials for our project
  • U3

    Practice: time to shoot

    • Pre-shooting light
    • Pre-shooting composition
    • Working with model
    • Shooting 1
    • Shooting 2
  • U4

    Completing our images

    • Revealed
    • Scanning
    • Editing and selection 1
    • Editing and selection 2
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Analog Photography

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Introduction to Analog Photography

A course by CARMENCITA FILM LAB
Photographic Laboratory. Valencia, Spain.
Joined March 2019
  • 100% positive reviews (90)
  • 3593 students