I’ve seen a few film parties on Twitter, alongside challenges met with clever hashtags, contests, and weekly chats. Since this will be my first fall as a mostly-film photographer, I decided to host a party of my own so that all of my film friends–and tog friends who need an excuse to try film–can join me in celebrating all things fall.
When will it be?
I thought about doing it during the actual season of fall, but the festivities tend to vary from place to place. So I’m going to say from September 1st to December 1st. During this time you can share all the fall photos you take, from leaves to pumpkins, to foggy forests and eerie graveyards. If it’s what autumn means to you, then snap away!
But don’t rush yourself! Take that first week to research the right film for what you want to shoot, jot down ideas, even draw out some poses if that’s your thing. Share your ideas on Twitter with the rest of us so we can be inspired!
What are the rules?
Only one rule: You must use film.
Any film! Fujifilm, Kodak film, Instant film, disposable film, 120, 35mm, even tintypes if you can pull it off!
What if autumn doesn’t come to my neck of the woods?
Then show everyone what “autumn” is where you live! What’s different about this time of year for you? Do you drink more pumpkin spice lattes? Do you get more rain? The main idea here is to get you shooting!
How do I join in?
Easy! Just use the hashtag #fallonfilm2017 on either Twitter or Instagram. Share with everyone the camera you’ll be using, or the film you plan on buying, show us your step-by-step methods on development, and, of course, share your beautiful fall film photos.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.
Hope to see you there!