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Analog photography workshop

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 31 reviews.Barcelona, Spain

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Experience hosted by Sonja

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn the art of 35mm film photography

We'll indulge in the world of analog photography; learn how to work with different cameras and films, and discover useful tips & tricks to make our photos come out better.

We'll start our afternoon at a local café and go through the basics of analog photography. You'll learn about different cameras and films, and how to use them. We'll make sure you have a good idea of how to take the best out of your camera before we put our knowledge to practise going "off the beaten path" of the artsy and vibrant neighborhood of Raval. You'll experience the true local life here with plenty of opportunities for great photos.

You don't need any experience in photography to participate, I can explain everything from apertures to reading your light. Ask me about developing and scanning your film too!
Learn the art of 35mm film photography

We'll indulge in the world of analog photography; learn how to work with different cameras and films, and discover useful tips & tricks to make our photos come out better.

We'll start our afternoon at a local café and go through the basics of analog photography. You'll learn about different cameras and films, and how to use them. We'll make sure you have a good idea of how to take the best out of your camera before we put our knowledge to practise going "off the beaten path" of the artsy and vibrant neighborhood of Raval. You'll experience the true local life her…

What's included

  • Drinks
From $51
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Sonja

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a photographer that has been shooting film for 17 years and doing analog photography workshops for 4 years. I've studied photographic production and darkroom techniques, and work with different companies, creatives and artists around the world. I specialize in film processing and scanning, and have exhibited my analog work in Barcelona, New York, Tel Aviv and Zürich. I'd love to introduce you the world of film photography and show you my favourite secret spots in the charming and lively neighborhood of Raval.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet up at the Museum of Contemporary Art MACBA and hit the streets of Raval visiting the most charming little hidden squares and parks in search of the best frames to capture until finally reaching the Columbus statue at the end of the Ramblas.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Bethlehem
December 2019
This experience was amazing! I had never used a film camera before but Sonja was great about teaching me the history and technical aspects of film photography! Would highly recommend this experience as Sonja is an expert in her field and very passionate about photography and Barcelona !
This experience was amazing! I had never used a film camera before but Sonja was great about teaching me the history and technical aspects of film photography! Would highly recomme…
Sarah
November 2019
This was a wonderful experience! Sonja was a wealth of information and really fun to explore the city with. I have some photograph background but I still learned a lot. I think she would be great for both beginners and experienced photographers. We walked through some fantastic areas that I wouldn’t have found on my own and she included information. She also connected me to a locally owned camera store to update my batteries and buy some more film. I really recommend Sonja and this experience! It is fun, informative and a wonderful way to explore the city.
This was a wonderful experience! Sonja was a wealth of information and really fun to explore the city with. I have some photograph background but I still learned a lot. I think sh…
Ekaterina
November 2019
Have you met a sunny person? Sonja is one of them. When she talks, her eyes smile. She is a good listener. But apart from hearing about your experience in the photography domain, she is extremely good at passing her knowledge to you. It was a good learning and refresher for me - mostly learning than a refresher. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or a pro in photography, you will definitely find value in this workshop with Sonja.
Have you met a sunny person? Sonja is one of them. When she talks, her eyes smile. She is a good listener. But apart from hearing about your experience in the photography domain, s…
Alexa
September 2019
Sonja opened us up to the world of film photography in a quick few hours. She was a wonderful teacher - thorough, patient, and encouraging. We left her class feeling enlightened and inspired! I would recommend her class to anyone curious about analog photography at any experience level.
Sonja opened us up to the world of film photography in a quick few hours. She was a wonderful teacher - thorough, patient, and encouraging. We left her class feeling enlightened an…
Kevin
September 2019
Sonja is an incredible person and photographer and we are so glad to have been able to spend time with and learn from her. We’ve been taking film photos nonstop for the rest of our trip since taking this class and having the best time capturing these memories. Sonja was so kind, passionate, and knowledgeable about film photography. We recommend this class to anyone interested in film photography or looking to make a wonderful new friend in Barcelona. Thank you Sonja!
Sonja is an incredible person and photographer and we are so glad to have been able to spend time with and learn from her. We’ve been taking film photos nonstop for the rest of our…
Diana
August 2019
Sonja’s workshop was amazing! It was just the two of us so I got a lot of personalized tips suited to my current skill set. It was more like sitting down with a friend rather than taking part with a workshop. Sonia’s passion for film photography is contagious and really comes through in her workshop. What I loved the most was how she took me through the Barcelona you don’t always get to see when you’re visiting as a tourist. She taught me a lot about the local culture and gave me a small glimpse into the heart of Barcelona as well as giving some great tips to help me take my film photography to the next level. 100% recommend!
Sonja’s workshop was amazing! It was just the two of us so I got a lot of personalized tips suited to my current skill set. It was more like sitting down with a friend rather than…

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your film camera and your choice of film to use. I can help loading your film into the camera. If you don't have one please contact me before booking so I can arrange you one for our session.

What to bring

camera

film