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How to Shoot with Film with Meg Hewitt

What to Expect

Have a film camera at home gathering dust? In this workshop, you’ll work with BIFB Event Producer, Oculi Collective member and award-winning photographer Meg Hewitt who will show you how to use it and offer tips and tricks for getting your best shots.

This workshop has a capacity of 10 students.

What to Bring

  • A film camera with manual settings
  • A light metre (if your camera doesn’t have a working light metre built into the camera)
  • A roll of colour or black and white film the correct size for your camera (if unsure, email education@ballaratfoto.org for assistance)
  • Warm clothes
  • A snack and water bottle


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the features of their film camera, including aperture and shutter speed dials.
  • Load a roll of film into their camera.
  • Operate a film camera with manual settings, learning how to read a light metre to adjust the aperture and shutter speed to properly expose photographs.
  • Apply the basics of composition and lighting to making technically refined, compelling photographs.


About Your Teacher

Meg Hewitt was born in Sydney, Australia and formally studied sculpture, painting and temporal media. She took up photography in 2010 and since then has been selected as a finalist in the Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, the Head On Prize, the LensCulture Street Photography Awards and the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women as well as being awarded a gold medal from the Tokyo International Foto Competition 2018 and a silver medal from the Prix de la Photographie, Paris, 2016. In 2017, she was named fringe artist of the year at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and highly commended in the Australian Photobook of the Year awards for her monograph Tokyo is Yours (2016). Meg is a member of the Australian photo collective Oculi and international street photography collective UP.

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