I'm in my 35 year teaching film based college photography. I am experiencing 40% of the students that registered for the class don't have film cameras only digital.
Through donations of cameras and outdated film. I am able to give students equipment to continue with the course and if they wish can keep the camera to continue film photography.
I bring in cameras from my collection and demonstrate Widelux medium format and large format cameras too spark interest in other formats besides 35mm.
I purchased a Lomo 360 degree Spinner for students to try and have fun with and its successful. My next purchase is to get a sprocket rocket to lend out to continue the exposure to panoramic photography.
I require all students to shoot at least one roll of 120 film I'll lend out the cameras either TLR or Folder or even a holga . I use outdated E6 film for a optional crossing processing assigment.
In addition I give eveyone a Freestyle catalog
Any converts I can make to film I feel is one small step in keeping film around another day.
Personally I shoot film every day, street photography and in my studio shoots I shoot both film and digital exposing my models to film photography they tell me I'm the only photographer who shoots film I use three cameras digital 35mm and medium format.
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