Buy and read a book written by a film Photographer

There’s nothing like reading a book written by someone who is passionate about film to really get you in the mood. I’m talking about books like Film is Not Dead by Jonathan Canlas and Kirsten Kalp, The Negative by Ansel Adams The Art of Photography by Bruce Barnbaum, all of which I own and read. You might even track down an old copy of Photography by Barbara London and John Upton.

Some of these books are more technical than others, but they will all have the effect of getting you in the mood, and working on improving your photography technique. It is worth saying that if you are not bothered about improving your technique, then give film photography a miss and stick your digital camera in Auto or P, shoot away and let the computer do the thinking for you.