When it comes to shooting film, learning your camera and being able to shoot comfortably in manual are key to becoming successful. Remember the camera is just the tool, it’s the photographer that creates the art.
When I began shooting film, I wanted to learn as much as I could about the medium. I had already read Understanding Exposure several times before, but when I decided to read it again, I learned how to apply these rules to shooting film. The other books on the list, are books I have used throughout my career as a guide. Each book contains a wealth of knowledge if you are serious about learning to shoot film I highly recommend each one of these books.
- Understanding Exposure
- Basic 35mm Photo Guide: For Beginning Photographers 5th Edition
- How To Take Great Photographs With A Film Camera: A Practical Guide To the Techniques of Film Photography, Shown In Over 400 Step-By-Step Examples
- The Film Photography Handbook: Rediscovering Photography in 35mm, Medium, and Large Format 1st Edition
- BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like a Pro 1st Edition