Film For Real

Shooting film can seem mysterious & out of reach. This course levels the playing field and makes film accessible so ANYONE can be a film shooter!
Hundreds of photography courses are launched every year … but plenty of them miss the mark. What if you could join a course that adapts to your individual learning pace and style?
Meet Film For Real, our A-Z film course, embedded with personalized learning paths, practical exercises and easy to grasp techniques. When this course is over, your love story with film will have the most wonderful beginning!
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real
Film For Real

Film For Real

Shooting film can seem mysterious and sometimes be downright frustrating.


If we are being honest, when we talk about film we need to talk about the big picture. To be a film expert, you need the ins and outs of how it works. You need to know how to properly meter. And, you need to know what to do when your heart is telling you yes, but your light is telling you no.

We are creatives and business owners—just like you. And we're on a mission to make photography education approachable, actionable, and downright fun.
We have over three decades of combined experience. And we provide expert know-how on damn near any photography or business-related topic.
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Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson

4.5 hours

metering, cameras, lighting, film, film stocks, film scans, film editing, skin tones, light choice
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“I just got some fire scans in and it's all thanks to Jennefer and Charla!! I finally have all the confidence I need and am in love with my film work!”
Meet Your Teachers

Charla & Jenn

Education shouldn't be boring. Our laid-back but pointed approach to teaching has been said to be "like hanging out with besties with a glass of wine." We are relatable, while maintaining the fact that we are successful businesswomen in our industry. 

Join us for Charla's world-renowned, film shooting as she slams you with facts and rap rhymes while changing your life. Jennefer will be backing her up with her Kindred Preset prowess and inspiring ability to make everyone understand their individual importance.
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What's Inside

The Lesson Plan

Module 1: Camera Types
  • Did you know film cameras come in various sizes? And that each size has its own size of film?!
  • Learn when to use which camera and when!
  •  Are there downsides to some of the industry's favorite film cameras?
  • So, you found a camera. Do you know how to use the viewfinder?
Module 2: Film Types & Kinds
  • There are different sizes of film! When should you use 35? When do you use 120?
  • What is the difference between Kodak Portra 400 and 800? How do they compare to Kodak 160? 
  • What about Fuji?! Does that even matter anymore?
  • Film speeds matter. Here is how to handle each one and why we do what we do!
Module 3: Metering
  • What is a meter and who needs one?
  • What kind of meter should you use?
  • Learn how to meter in any situation! No light? Got you. Too much light? Lucky you...but we also got you. 
  • What do pushing and pulling mean and how do you do it?
Module 4: Shooting Film...Like How?
  • What is box speed? 
  • Learn how to shoot film INSIDE...when there's light. Yes, you can do that too. 
  • Learn how to load and unload your film. 
  • Learn how to identify and avoid all of the hazards that want to RUIN your film scans. RUIN THEM.
Module 5: Adding Light
  • Using constant light (video light)
  • Metering for artificial light.
  • Learn when to add light to your scene!
Module 6: You Have A Film Lab Now!
  • Learn how to fill out an order form
  • Learn how to create and cultivate a healthy relationship with your lab
  • Learn how to handle awkward lab conversations 
  • You have a ton of options when it comes to your needs with your lab, let's learn what they are and when you need what!
Module 7: You Have Scans Now!
  • Yes! You can edit your film scans. Here is how!
  • Lightroom tricks?! Got em. Photoshop tricks?! Got those too.
  • It's time to print your scans...let's do this. 
  • You have to put those negatives somewhere...where should they go?!
Module 8: Bonus
  • We called in a favor. You know you want to come along. ;)
Preview the Course
Sneak a peek at a clip from this course!
We don't want you to only shoot "when it's right"—we want you to be confident that, no matter what, rain or shine, you can shoot FILM. FOR. REAL.
On-Demand Video Lessons
Watch anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access your content via your personalized student portal.
Learn at Your Own Pace
As soon as you finish checking out, you're immediately granted access to the entirety of the course content. With lifetime access, you can take your time and always come back for a refresh.
Ongoing Support
Any updates we make to the course will be added to your portal. Plus, we're available via email or our student Facebook community to answer questions and help you on your journey.

What Students Are Saying

Shalae Byrd
“I just got back from an amazing trip and shot film for the first time. Ever. And it was amazing! I freaking love film and felt so good shooting it after Film for Real!!”
Our students had these questions when they joined. You too?
When and where does this course take place?
All our courses are available online, which means you can access them at any time, from anywhere. There are no specific start or end dates for the courses, and you can work through them at your own pace. You have the flexibility to pause, start, and stop each lesson to fit around your schedule. Once you purchase a course, you can start watching it immediately inside your Develope Academy student portal.
How long do I have access to the content?
How does lifetime access sound?! Once you've completed your purchase, you'll get an email with all the info you need to login to your student portal. After you login, you'll see the course added inside your account, ready to watch whenever it works best for you.
I have another question. Can I chat with someone?
Absolutely! Just send our team an email via our contact form or reach us directly at

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