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Film Photography Tour of the Old Town

Shanghai, China

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Experience hosted by Henry

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

What you'll do

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If you need to discover Shanghai from another perspective with a local friend, you are welcome to join! I will provide you with a film camera (Canon Eos1V or Eos5 or AE-1 or Phenix 205a) and film, even if you have never been in contact with a film camera before, let us leave an unforgettable experience when shooting the first film!

First taste snacks at the Chinese time-honored restaurant in the old town. I will share automatic and manual film cameras, including film loading and unloading, shooting modes, exposure metering, depth of field, composition, capturing decisive moments, humanities documentary, landscape architecture and other photography skills. Then, take a film camera into this old city that is about to disappear in the center of Shanghai, known as the "root of Shanghai". We can integrate into this big environment through photography, and take pictures of the architecture, humanities, and small animals we see. Wait, freeze the culture and environment in your eyes. I will take interesting travel photos for you, share the history behind the lanes, old buildings, historical sites, etc. along the way, and how they have affected Shanghai. I will understand the life attitude of the residents of lanes, and hope that you will further experience and discover Shanghai The infinite faces.

After the journey, I will take away the film. Within a week, the film you took will be developed and scanned into an electronic version and sent to you via the network disk. If you need the negative, I will also send it to you.

★ Special attention:
1. This is a true experience of exploring Shanghai's 700-year-old old alley, including historical exploration + film photography class + tasting time-honored snacks, etc. This is a non-commercial in-depth experience, definitely not a traditional tourist attraction. Although it is hidden in the bustling city, it is always "isolated" from the hustle and bustle of the city.
2. 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.
3. Please contact me before booking for family/group building and other groups; the experience can be converted to film portrait travel photography, if necessary, please send me a private message before booking.
4. In order not to affect the experience, please arrive at the meeting place on time; the film camera is the shooting tool for this experience, please cherish it during use, and return it to me after the experience; in case of force majeure, the experience may be partially adjusted. I will contact you in advance.
Recently, many friends have reported that the system cannot pay. If you also encounter problems during the booking process, please add WeChat: ( henrycphoto ) to assist in processing~

If you need to discover Shanghai from another perspective with a local friend, you are welcome to join! I will provide you with a film camera (Canon Eos1V or Eos5 or AE-1 or Phenix 205a) and film, even if you have never been in contact with a film camera…

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What's included

  • Food
    Chinese time-honored restaurant to taste the authentic snacks of alleys: so...
  • Tickets
    Take beautiful photos of your travels and your film and all negatives
  • Equipment
    On-site theoretical explanation & block shooting; film camera and a film; e...
From $55
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sat, Dec 5
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sun, Dec 6
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Henry

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 22 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

The old city of Shanghai has a history of more than 700 years. You will see alleys made of bluestones. On the bamboo poles criss-crossed above your head, the national flag of ten thousand is flying. Spittoons, benches, and cat fans are placed at the door; you hear noisy Mahjong Sounds, noises, and the Subei dialect that will never be understood...With the transformation of the old district, here is quietly changing its appearance, strolling in the middle, in the dim, you can still feel the glory of the past: the Ming and Qing style carved beams and painted buildings, The quaint old streets and narrow Danjie roads, tiger stoves, dormer windows, 72 tenants... this experience will give you another perspective of Shanghai.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

小莎
November 2020
行程内容很丰富,逛老城厢的感受很奇妙,胶片体验很赞
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October 2020
非常不错的摄影人文体验,不论对于摄影知识/器材,还是对建筑特色/人文的讲解都很到位。Henry本人也非常耐心和有趣,即使是摄影小白也完全不用担心。如果你也是喜欢老建筑老上海,喜欢胶片摄影的话,一定不要错。
Bell
August 2020
虽然天气原因导致改期 Henry是个耐心的小伙 课程内容比较详细 基本上什么都不用带 器材都会帮你准备好 是一次很不错的体验!集合地点的咖啡很好喝尤其是dirty
彦力
August 2020
这是一段很有趣的行程,首先是前期沟通顺畅有效;其次是行程线路规划很恰当、贴合老城主题;再次Henry的专业度值得认可,也很有耐心。总的来说是很值得推荐的体验。
Ao
August 2020
很棒的体验,小哥哥辛苦了
Kyle
June 2020
非常感谢Henry的带领与讲解,学到了很多关于胶片摄影以及上海老城区的知识,同时各方面也感谢Henry的热情帮助。如果你看到了他的项目,请一定尝试,这将会是特别棒的体验!!!

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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.

What to bring

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

Keep curiosity and observation