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Episode 7 – Film photography for beginners

Film photography for beginners

Film photography for beginners

The phlogger presents a discussion with Leyton Cleveley on the merits of film photography. Leyton is a very experienced film photographer and often found on Facebook film groups.

Part 1

Leyton discusses “range finders”, zone focusing and why printing is important.
Looking back at famous street photographers, we consider work by Garry Winogrand and John Free.

Part 2

We discuss choosing your first film camera and the merits of shooting with Ilford Hp5 film. For those budget conscious Leyton recommends Forma film too.

Leyton also provides an overview of developing without a darkroom (with Paterson tanks) and options of using companies to develop for you. He also provides example chemicals to use and explains how many varieties there are.

Listen to this section for useful tips about shooting and how important patience is.


Please check out Leyton’s work at
Intro music by Paul Grant


Recent podcasts

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Jon – a follow up from Instinctive Photography


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