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Explore Shanghai with film camera

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Shanghai, China

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Experience hosted by Henry

2 hours
Includes drinks, tickets, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

What you'll do

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★ Why choose this experience?
-Encounter the French romance in the French Concession in Autumn with local friends and enjoy 3 hours of good time.
-Bring you a film camera and go on a film photography trip together to take beautiful photos of your trip.
-Explain the film photography skills to you, take pictures while walking, and feel the fun of filming.
-Filming can make shooting pure, adding a lot of thinking and seriousness to the action of pressing the shutter, which means more careful composition, exposure, etc., the whole process will bring an unparalleled sense of ritual.

Let’s have a cup of coffee in a cafe in the old French Concession and introduce the types of film cameras and film rolls. You will see that they change with time. I will teach you to use vintage film cameras from the 70s and 90s (Canon Eos1V, Eos5, AE-1 and Phenix 205a), from loading and unloading film, metering, environmental portrait shooting and other photography techniques to make your film photos look better . Then, we take a film camera to explore and shoot in a walking way, and we will also take beautiful photos of your travel. It should be noted that there are only 24 films per roll, so every photo is precious! Do your best!

I will make some small adjustments based on your journey, so please let me know which location is best for you:
❶ Go to the cafe deep in the alley to find a relaxing time in autumn; explore the hidden old houses, galleries, and grocery stores; in the cascading Art Deco buildings, pursue the romance of Chiang Kai-shek and Song Meiling’s "Love House"; to the movie[ Fukaisen Road in Lust Caution] and the lover's tryst; shooting the movie [Leaving Me, Loving You], [This Is Not What I Expected] location.
❷Go to an open cafe to make yourself a cup of coffee; in the No. 1 slaughterhouse in the Far East, walk on the cattle road, covered bridge, and travel through time and space; follow the historical footprints of literary masters such as Lu Xun and Mao Dun in the 1930s; appreciate the gathering Netherlands, Spain and other neoclassical buildings; in the love mailbox on the most romantic road in Shanghai, drop a letter to the lover

Hope this experience will make you fall in love with the charm of Analog photography. After the trip, I will take the film to develop. Within a week, I will develop and scan the work you took in an electronic version and send it to you via the network disk/email. If you need the film, I will also keep it and send it to you.
If you encounter problems or consulting experience during the booking process, please add WeChat: ( henrycphoto ) to assist in handling~

★ Why choose this experience?
-Encounter the French romance in the French Concession in Autumn with local friends and enjoy 3 hours of good time.
-Bring you a film camera and go on a film photography trip together to take beautiful photos of your trip.
-Explain the film photography ski…

Henry's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Alley coffee
  • Tickets
    2-4 beautiful travel photos taken for you and 24 films and all negatives ta...
  • Equipment
    On-site theoretical explanation & outdoor practical shooting; a film camera...
From $47
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 1 other guest
$1 per person
$1 per person
Sat, Oct 24
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Sun, Oct 25
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person

Meet your host, Henry

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 28 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Henry, a multidisciplinary freelancer and slash youth living in Shanghai. I focus on travel experience, rural planning, lifestyle and portrait photography. I am a photographer certified by IC photo and Panorama.com. Many of my photographs are purchased and used by travel agencies and magazines. Many years ago, I rediscovered film photography! When you still need to buy 36 pieces of film to make every lens worthwhile, there, use the secret formula of chemical substances to wash it, and look forward to seeing the effect in the end, there is a kind of magic that releases Shanghai's charming and romantic Atmosphere! I am happy to share this forgotten magic with you, making you feel like a star in an old Shanghai movie!

I am also a certified travel experiencer on the travel OTA platform (Qunar, Fliggy, Tuniu), and I have been focusing on recording the bits and pieces of life that are worthy of collection: the yellowed old days in the Shanghai lanes, and the concentration under the Jerusalem Wailing Wall The readers, the proud Amman citizens of the ancient Roman theater, the barefoot girl on the beach of Galle Fort, the grandmother in the new North Jingtong grass ice shop, the Bedouin living in the cave in the ancient city of Petra, Luang Prabang early morning The devotees, the old Jewish men waiting for the sunset on the seaside walls of the old city of Jaffa, the young couple waiting for the train at the Alpine station in Nuwara Eliya, the Tibetan compatriots herding sheep by the Nam Lake, and the Arab nomads in the Wadi Rum desert. , The shepherd in the field of Bethlehem Beth Saho village, the big fat cat with the face of the old house in Yuyuan... If you like, I am willing to share these cute and interesting stories with you.

What I admire most is that living in Shanghai can have the opportunity to meet you from all over the world and create beautiful images and beautiful friendships. We are a rare encounter during the trip. I will cherish this fate and hope to bring you the best film shooting experience in Shanghai. I also hope that this time with me will become your best memory in Shanghai.
I am Henry, a multidisciplinary freelancer and slash youth living in Shanghai. I focus on travel experience, rural planning, lifestyle and portrait photography. I am a photographer certified by IC photo and Panorama.com. Many of my photographs are purchased and used by travel agencies and magazines. Many years ago, I rediscovered film photography! When you still need to buy 36 pieces of film to make every lens worthwhile, there, use the secret formula of chemical substances to wash it, and look…
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Where you'll be

We spend most of our time outdoors. First, we start a film photography class in an alley cafe, and then we will take pictures while walking in the old French Concession block (or the old town square block or the public concession block), where you will also discover the lifestyle of the locals .

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

鸿妃
October 2020
Henry是个很棒的人,这是一次物超所值的体验。他很贴心,让我感到了上海的温暖。
瑞欣
October 2020
小哥哥讲得非常认真,也很有耐心,本来两个小时的行程,走了5个多小时 物超所值,学习了不少东西。超级赞喔!
Janet
October 2020
真的非常好,给我这个摄影小白恶补全套知识还极其耐心,一路上走走拍拍享受时光,Henry还热情地帮我拍照,太太太开心了
洋葱
October 2020
一次超级好的体验 发起人非常棒 参与活动就像交到了一位新朋友 发起人会对胶片相机进行深入讲解 并且活动可以深度体验和操作胶片相机 还会获得美美的照片和体验
Mi Ao
October 2020
人很nice,有爱心,还跟我一起喂流浪猫,照片收到后发现我自己拍摄的还不错,是一次不错的体验
Stella
September 2020
Henry很认真很专业的教学,全程学到了很多,希望拍到了好看点照片哈哈哈。

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

1. The experience can be held every morning and afternoon. If there is no time slot suitable for you on the calendar, please feel free to send a message to contact me or specify a time slot.

What to bring

If you have a film camera, you can also bring communication

Keep curiosity and observation