to Oct 8

F I L M ADVANCE with Wes Hallmark

“The end of my Film career path brought me here to this class, riding on a vehicle of photography. Shooting pictures has given me countless opportunities to capture truth, in an image.

That’s why I love being a photographer."

- Wes Hallmark

5 week course, Sundays 2-4 p.m.  $150.00

Students receive:

PDF course booklet

Field notebook, instructional handouts and 1 roll of b&w 12 exposure film.

Students need to have:

Students are required to have an operational 35mm film camera and corresponding manual.  

To get the most out of this film course, it is best to have your manual. 

If original manual is not available Google is a good source to find and print a manual.

1st ClassThink, Feel & Shoot.  

Re-DISCOVER the joys of old-school Photography by learning how to shoot Film. 

Introductions and student Q & A

Meet your instructor Wes Hallmark, as he tells you exciting stories about working at various television stations including in Detroit as a film photographer and videographer.

And, Wes will demo different types of film cameras:   35mm Single lens reflex, (SLR), Range finder, twin lens reflex, Mid-size format & large format.  It’s really cool to see these various film cameras! 

2nd class- Before you click the shutter. 

In this hands on class you will learn how to operate your camera and how to load film. 

Introduction to your Camera 

What to check on the condition of your camera:

·       Look at the overall condition, signs of damage, rust, or mold.

·       Operate camera

·       Check the aperture

·       Check the optics

·       Look at the film transfer mechanism

·       Does your camera have a battery?

·       Auto Functions:  Check your manual on this item.

  YOU Load the Film, bravely go for it, and find the fun in Film Photography by embracing the risks! 

· Make sure Camera is Empty

·       Loading a fresh Roll!

•      On camera, set your ASA to corresponding ISO on film packaging.

                             •       Identify frame counter: Shoot and advance film until you reach the

                                      number “1” on the counter.

      •      Primed and Loaded, Ready to Shoot: Who has questions on Auto Mode?

·       Using Auto Mode- Most 35mm SLRs that have

·       Auto mode is a general guide to exposure in average lit environments

·       Instructions on Manual Aperture Settings

·      Be Prepared:  Purchase two sets of batteries and install one set in the camera.

·      Aperture primed and ready: Remember, this is film, value each frame!

3rd class:  FIELD TRIP!  (class time and date may be different depending upon weather.)

Students will need to bring $10 extra to give to instructor at end of field trip so he can get your film developed and ready for 5th class. 

4th class – Learn how to develop film! 

2 lucky students will be chosen to have their film developed during class and Wes will demo the process.  Students will have the opportunity to see how film is developed into negatives. 

5th FINAL class – Prints, feedback and fun!

This is a unique opportunity for students to receive constructive feedback by Wes on their film images!  Students will receive their negatives and 3 prints.  At the end of class a fun “photo match” game will be played!              

Classes are held at The Gina Zhidov Photography Studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha           

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