Remember the box of photographs your mom had tucked away in the attic?
Of course you do. Because it's likely you sat and went through the entire thing with a spark of inspiration in your eyes. You're a sucker for the click and wind of a film camera, and you may have watched photos come to life under the safe light in a darkroom...maybe you still do. Makes sense, because you're in love with the process of photography. It makes you feel more connected to your art.
So whether you shoot in film or simply edit like you do, you appreciate those muted colors, a softer focus, and that ever-present grain. As for skin tones, you likely lean warmer.
What this says about YOU: You appreciate authenticity. Joyful moments are important to you, and you aim to capture the reality of the moment. You desire connection and interaction.
(How are we doing so far? If this doesn't sound like you, you can GO HERE to peruse other editing styles. Forgive us?)
So hey, because you desire connection with others, you might also find yourself falling prey to the comparison game.
Here's the thing: Photography trends come and go, but what you hope to emulate with your work will never go out of style. Authenticity creates connection, and if that's what you're after, you've got something real good going on. Don't stop (pun) now. Keep scrolling for some amazing resources we came up with just for you!
BUT FIRST, we feel like we should introduce ourselves...
Do you love this style, but don't quite know how to achieve it? We get a LOT of inquiries on how to edit in certain styles, so today we're going to show you just ONE (free!) way to edit in the style of film photography. Keep in mind that each person edits differently, but this will give you a basic idea of how we would edit for an authentic, timeless look!
There are a couple of different ways to edit with film, and two of our favorite preset people have joined with us to help your dream of achieving your favorite film look for your own work. And good news! We are affiliates for both companies, so that means you get a discount in whichever shop will suit your needs the best.
Mastin Labs can help you achieve film-style photographs in multiple formats: Light and bright with Fuji, editorial/fashion with Portra, or black and white with Ilford. Whatever the look you're going for, Mastin will be perfect, and they've graciously offered our film-style photographers a 10% discount! Just enter the code Jepson10 at checkout.
Or, if you already know you're looking for that Fuji-inspired bright, dreamy look (with grain of course), our friends at Noble Presets have got you covered. This look is their bread-and-butter, and they've offered our quiz-takers 15% off in their shop! Just enter the code JEPSON15 at checkout.
Your style may very well fit under a couple of different style characterizations. Film in particular can go a myriad of directions (light and airy, dark and moody, monochrome, etc). Because, well, art is like that. To see all the other styles we listed, click the button below!