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Most film photographers believe that in order to shoot film 100% of the time they need to shoot outside.

They struggle when the weather turns cold or rainy or when they are asked to photograph a subject indoors.

They believe the only solution to this problem is to push their film and pray for good results or go back to their digital camera and embrace hybrid shooting.

I know because that was my story too.

I struggled with not enough light.  I pushed my film which resulted in contrasty and muddy images that didn’t fit my brand, and I resigned myself to hybrid shooting, thinking that was my only choice.

What I know now, however, is that it is possible to shoot film 100% of the time – even inside, even on super dark days.  

It is possible create soft, luminous images at every single session regardless of the weather.  And it is possible to do it without pushing your film or relying on your digital gear.

How?  By shooting with strobes.

sandra coan film with strobesPINIMAGE

I’m sure there are plenty of you out there who have struggled with not having enough natural light to work with.  It is an all too common problem for us film photographers.  But so many of us shy away from using strobes.



Many feel that strobes are complicated, techy and hard to use.

Others prefer the soft airy images they get with natural light and fear that strobes will look too “flashy”.

And some just don’t know where to begin!

There are so many choices out there.  What do you buy?  How do you set it up?  How do you meter?  And more importantly, how will strobes work with vintage film gear?

All are valid concerns.

But here’s the thing, once you know how to use strobes you’ll see that not only are they super easy and convenient, they are also the key to being able to create beautiful , consistent work all year long!  And they will absolutely work with your film gear!

Let me show you how.

The Missing Link: A Film Photographer’s Guide to Studio Strobes is a workshop style, interactive PDF designed get you shooting film 100% of the time, regardless of the weather.

Here is what you can expect in the guide:

  • Detailed equipment list.
  • Instruction on how to set everything up and get it working seamlessly with your film cameras.
  • Metering with strobes for both B&W and color.
  • My one light, one light-modifier approach to creating luminous, natural-light looking photos.
  • Detailed descriptions, photos AND instructional videos throughout.
  • Continued support in The Missing Link Facebook group where you can share and ask questions of myself and others.

Just  think of all of the money you will save when you are not wasting your film on bad light!

Sandra Coan strobe and natural lightPINIMAGE

The image on the left was shot with a strobe.  The image on the right was shot with natural light.

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Order your copy by March 26th you’ll receive my bonus video on using strobe mixed with natural light AND my five film comparison chart!

Sandra Coan newborn with strobePINIMAGE

This image was shot using a mix of natural light and strobe light.

So why wait?  Start shooting film on your own terms today.

It’s time to be unstoppable!

The Missing Link: A Film Photographer's Guide to Studio Strobes
The Missing Link: A Film Photographer's Guide to Studio Strobes is an workshop style PDF designed specifically for the film photographer to get you shooting film 100% of the time!
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Color images were shot on a Contax 645 with Fuji 400h and Strobes

B&W was shot on a Hasselblad 503 with Ilford Delta 3200

Processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab

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