Flickr is a good place to browse images and get useful information through discussions. While it may not be a good place to host your portfolio, it will give you some exposure to have a Flickr account. Graphic designers who want to use found images on Flickr for projects can contact the photographer directly through Flickr. Below are 10 groups for film photography:
10. Film is not Dead!!
This is a nice group to get anyone excited about shooting film because it is such a broad topic.
9. Portraits - Black and White - Film
Everyone looks good in black and white. Enjoy a variety expressions, compositions, and subjects.
8. 6x6 -B&W- *120Film ONLY* NOT toycamera, pinhole & polaroid
Very fun to look at because 120mm film is hard to come by and the landscape shots are beautiful.
7. Film Is Your Friend
Another 'little bit of everything' group, but there is an impressive handful of outstanding landscapes in both black and white and color.
6. holga double exposure
If you enjoy shooting film and haven't shot with a plastic/toy camera then you are missing out. Self-winding film allows you to really experiment as you will find in this group. Holga cameras can be bought for 120 and 35mm film. If you plan on shooting a lot in 120 note that you can rig the camera to shoot 35mm film by placing a piece of foam beneath the roll. These types of cameras can be found for as little as $40-$50 online.
5. HOLGA 120
While group #9 focuses on the double exposure of the Holga, this group is explicitly for 120 film and shows off other wonderful qualities that come with the Holga.
4. holga travel photography
Take a scenic view of the world through someone else's lens. The Holga has a way of creating a sense of nostalgia due to the softness created along the edges.
3. Medium Format
For 120 or 220mm film only. This group has a good mix of color and black and white imagery along with a wide range of subject matter. The overall quality of the images in this group is very strong. Medium format cameras are cheap if you get a 120mm Holga or other plastic camera, but the professional grade medium formats are starting around $2000.
2. Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (Film Only!)
Gorgeous color film dominates this group. I love the spectrum of colors that waterscapes can capture.
1. Color Infrared Film
If you like surrealist images captured in the natural world, you need to browse through this group. The colors of infrared film create a captivating atmospheric emotion. While color infrared film can be purchased, finding a lab to do the processing for it is hard to come by. If you have the space at home, you can process it yourself. If you are interested in learning more about infrared there are some informative discussions to read on flickr. Black and white infrared is much easier.
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