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One day. All film.

February 11th, 2022

The best of film photography and lab education wrapped into one... and it all takes place right here at Richard Photo Lab in Santa Clarita, California! First, get a hands-on experience with renowned film photographer Sandra Coan to learn all about using artificial lighting with film and hone your shooting skills.

Then, dive deep into film & lab education to get a better understanding of your craft and how to get the film scans you've been dreaming of.

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Richard's Film Boot Camp 2022


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Shoot with the Best

Learn to create your own “natural light” using strobes and flash with photographer Sandra Coan! She is teaching her signature one-light approach to creating natural-looking light—walking you through what equipment you need, how to set it all up and get it working, and how to meter for both film and digital cameras. She’ll also demo her approach to light placement and posing when working with clients.

Then it’s your turn. Attendees will be given plenty of time to practice setting up and shooting with artificial light, and Sandra will be right there to help you every step of the way!  And of course, Richard will develop and scan the film you shoot during the workshop.

Go Inside the Lab

Gather right here at the lab with a small group of your fellow film photographers for an in-depth tour. You'll see exactly what happens when you send your film in for developing & scanning.

You'll even get to experiment with scanning the film you've shot to get a better understanding of the process!

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Film & Lab Education

Find out how to get the film scans you've been dreaming of...

Richard's expert team will review all the variables when shooting that affect the look of your scans, the technical capabilities of the Frontier and Noritsu scanning machines, and how to communicate & build a relationship with your lab. Plus, ask all your burning film-related questions!

Sandra Coan, Guest Teacher

“I started my business in 1999 and have worked exclusively with film for most of that time.  What I’ve learned over the past 20+ years is that it is 100% possible to build a long term, profitable career as a film photographer.  But choosing to work with film comes with a unique set of challenges.  As film photographers, light is extremely important to what we do, so learning to create your own light is essential.  This one simple skill transformed my work and my business.”

Equipment Partner

Lighting equipment to practice with during the workshop will be provided by our friends at Westcott.

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A fresh roll of film will provided for you by our friends at Kodak Professional.

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  • 8:45am - Meet n' Greet Breakfast
  • 9:15am - Class with Sandra Coan
  • 10:30am - Shoot with Sandra Coan
  • 1:00pm - Lunch
  • 2:00pm - Lab Tour
  • 2:45pm - Scan Your Own Film
  • 3:30pm - How to Get Your Dream Scans
  • 4:30pm - Film/Lab Q&A
  • 5:00pm - Wrap Up
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Investment Includes

  • 1-Day Workshop
  • Class with Sandra Coan
  • Guided Photoshoot with Sandra Coan
  • Hands-On Practice with Westcott Lighting Equipment
  • Film Developing & Scanning by the Richard Team
  • In-Depth Lab Tour
  • Film/Lab Education with Richard
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch
  • Swag Bag
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Richard's Film Boot Camp 2022


per ticket

*All participants will be required to follow COVID safety protocols as mandated by the County of Los Angeles at the time of the event. In order to maintain a safe & healthy environment for all staff and attendees, no exceptions will be made and no refunds will be issued for refusal to follow these protocols.