Film swap with the Miami Analogue Photography group!

This past weekend, I flew down to Miami to do a photowalk with some fellow film photographers. They're pretty passionate about film and film photography, they even self published a book of group member photographs (Tom and I were talking about something like this for our group, if anyone would be interested). During our walk, they had brought up some of the ideas and projects they're working on, when the topic of film swaps came up (we also talked about doing a camera swap as well), I told Mat (Miami's organizer) that I would see how much interest in doing something like this would generate, then I would get back with him. What do y'all think? Film swaps are fun, especially the randomness that the double exposures can create. I'm going to leave this open right now for suggestions and comments.

How does this work?

Someone in Miami shoots one roll of film, rewinds it and ships it to someone in Dallas, then that person shoots it again and develops it.

We will post all photos and then vote for the best one!

Both shooters will win cool Lomography prizes!

It’s all about double-exposing creative fun, planning or not planning what to shoot and expecting the unexpected!!!

All Mat and I are doing is connecting film shooters from Miami with Dallas, you guys take it from there and push your limits.


First RSVP here on the Meetup page! (Deadline is September 1st!!!)

We will then randomly link you with another shooter from Miami and let you two exchange information.

Please specify if you will be shooting 135 or 120 and C-41 or B&W!!!

One will be defined as 1st shooter and will supply the roll of film and postage, and send it to the assigned team member. The other will be defined as 2nd shooter and will take care of the film processing and submission via email of the digital copies.

If you are the 1st shooter, you must shoot the entire roll of film and send it by mail by September 14th.

Once you’re done shooting, rewind the film so that the leader tab is still out! and mail it to your partner in crime.

If you are the 2nd shooter, you must reshoot the entire roll, process it and email photos by October 12th.

Be creative! Have fun with it! Win Prizes!

Please email digital copies of the photos to [masked]

You must enter the contest by September 1st and you have until October 14th to send us your photos.

We are looking into producing another Magazine with these photos!

Copyright of any photo remains with the authors, but the photos must be available for publication in the magazine. Miami Analogue Photography and Dallas Photography Club have the unrestricted right to publish the photos in its magazine, on its website, and in any related type of media or form for promotional purposes.

Miami Analogue Photography and Dallas Film Photography Club hold publishing rights for both the physical format and the electronic formats of the magazine. Copyright remains with the authors.

Entrants recognize that the remuneration as agreed above covers completely the value of his/her work and corresponds absolutely to the payment for intellectual rights and therefore have no further claim, financial or other.

Entry is taken to be acceptance of these rules.

This non profit contest was inspired by the Swappa contest on Fluster Magazine.

Here is a link to the book they created with our submissions:

If you guys need technical help feel free to look here:

Feel free to ask any questions you might have!

Let’s Shoot some film!

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  • Marc

    I got the film from the first photographer, but got a little side tracked, but will get it done asap.

    October 13

  • Don R.

    Hey Mat, Thanks for including us in this adventure!
    I was paired with Adam, But have not received his Email yet, maybe I missed it.

    September 6

  • Laidric S.

    Okay everyone, you should be getting an email from Mat with your assigned Miami partner! Please open up the lines of communication ASAP with that person to give them your address and any other information so as soon as they are finished they can throw the rolls in the mail to you!

    In the description of this event there is a link to a helpful page from Swappa describing how to start the roll of film as tips on how to expose your roll. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me (you can send me a private meet up message)

    1 · September 4

  • Mat Shoots F.

    Hello, I'm pairing you guys up with your shooters and I need you to please send me the following information on a private meet up msg: Are you shooting 35mm or 120?
    Type of film you would like to shoot.
    Email address you would like me to share with your shooter.

    Let me know if you have any questions,

    September 2

    • Don R.

      Don 35 mm [masked]

      September 3

  • Laidric S.

    Hello everyone! here is an update to this meetup, since yesterday was the deadline, the Miami group has begun shooting their rolls. You will be getting contact requests to pair you up with a photographer in Miami who will send you an exposed roll. We want to remind everyone to make sure that you are underexposing the roll as you shoot it! The easiest way to do this is to set your camera's meter for a stop faster than the box speed of the film (ex, if you get a roll of Portra 400, then set your meter to shoot it at 800)

    2 · September 2

  • Don R.

    so who owns the negatives?

    August 29

    • Don R.

      I really don't think it would be an issue but you never know.

      August 30

    • Laidric S.

      Don, I talked it over with Mat, and ownership of both negatives and images are 50/50 with the person that you are shooting with.

      August 30

  • Laidric S.

    I'm open to shooting either 120 or 35mm black and white or color, it's all good...

    August 29

  • Allison M.

    I'd like to do 35mm, and I'm open to BW or color negative film -- or slide film to be cross-processed. Thanks!

    2 · August 28

  • Don R.

    I'm in. I'll shoot 35 mm

    3 · August 27

    • tom

      oh yes! i will also be shooting 35mm

      2 · August 27

  • tom

    hey mat! welcome to the group!
    and yes lets do this :DD

    2 · August 24

  • Laidric S.

    Okay everyone, things are in motion now, the Miami group is sponsored by Lomography, so there are some prizes in the mix now! And there will be talks about producing a magazine with the results!

    August 23

  • Laidric S.

    I'd also like to take this time to give a introduction to Mat, who has joined our little group! I had the privledge of meeting him recently when I went to Miami for their monthly photowalk, he's a cool dude, a gracious host, and an extremely passionate advocate for film photography!

    August 23

  • Laidric S.

    As you can see from the message below, Mat's ready to do this thing! We've talked about how the best way to do this would be, and we are going to follow these rules:

    August 23

  • Mat Shoots F.

    Let's do this people!

    1 · August 23

  • Laidric S.

    Here's a link to the magazine the Miami Group did:

    August 12

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