Fine Art Photography: Self-Portraits with Film
Learn to follow your inspiration and capture artistic self-portraits on film, experimenting with the virtues of analog
Like other art forms, photography encompasses many distinct techniques, and each one shapes the creative process in its own way. Thanks to this versatility, photographer and artist Chantal Convertini has found a signature style that she uses to create truly original images. In this online course, make a deep connection with your sources of inspiration and learn how to see yourself in a new light through analog photography and self-portraits.
The aim of this course isn’t so much the result as the process itself. Chantal teaches you all the technical aspects you need to capture an analog self-portrait, from choosing the film, setting, concept, and lighting to manual focus and remote shooting techniques. By the end, you’ll know how to tap into your inspiration and see yourself on an intimate level through analog film.
Begin the course by getting to know your teacher, Chantal Convertini, as she tells you about the creative journey she followed from painting and drawing to the art of capturing images. She also shares her biggest influences, especially in terms of self-portraiture and analog photography
Next, take a look at the course materials, the characteristics of film, and the inner workings of an analog camera, followed by a brief introduction to self-portraits. Chantal then explains how to use light in your images and where to find inspiration.
Now grab your camera and start searching for your photo. Discover different approaches to analog photography and experiment with key aspects of your composition, from the idea to the space and pose.
After the shoot, prepare your film to be developed. With your images in hand, Chantal shows you how to pick out your favorites and digitally edit them. She also gives you some ideas on what to do with your photos and how to share them with your audience.