Hello! My name is Lee Jones, MFA and I’m the photography professor behind The Photography Professor.

I’m a blogger, product photographer, and real-life photography professor with a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Savannah College or Art and DesignOpens in a new tab..

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The Photography Professor

The Photography Professor

The goal of this website is to answer any and all of your questions about film-based photography in a format that is easy to read and understand.

Film photography can seem daunting at first because of all of the intricacies but my hope with this website is to inspire you to try it out with easy to read and helpful instructions.

I started this website to learn more about digital and film-based photography as well as to provide a resource for my students. Some beginner topics on this site include knowing if your film you have is used or unusedOpens in a new tab., where to get film developed near youOpens in a new tab., the cost of developing film onlineOpens in a new tab., what are disposable camerasOpens in a new tab., if all Instax Mini Instant cameras Opens in a new tab.use the same film, if Polaroid ink is toxic and why you shouldn’t cut them, and how to keep you instant film from fadingOpens in a new tab..

This site also includes more advanced topics like if you need a darkroomOpens in a new tab. to develop film, information about chemicals used in the darkroomOpens in a new tab., guides for developing black & white filmOpens in a new tab. or color filmOpens in a new tab. at home and even ways to develop film in a more environmentally-friendly wayOpens in a new tab. but presents them in a way that even beginners can understand. My hope that no matter your experience level with photography you will come away feeling more informed and confident about film photography after reading our articles.

More Of My Background

I love photography and learning and I have always had a fascination with how things worked growing up to the detriment of our family electronics. I pursued photography for most of my life and, in 2010, received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and DesignOpens in a new tab..

In graduate school I found my deep passion for seeing the light bulb moment in others which led to my career of teaching photography for the last decade (yes, I’m a real photography professor!). Beyond teaching photography (along with graphic design and web design), I am also a working photographer, shooting products in the studio and the occasional portrait or concert.

I’ve also been fascinated with the history of photography, the people who created it (like Edwin LandOpens in a new tab.), and how technology has been an integral part of the artform since the beginning. I have a small collection of film cameras that I routinely shoot that includes cameras from the very compact Olympus XA-2 35mm filmOpens in a new tab. camera to the large Graflex Speed Graphic 4×5 (large format) Press Camera with many in between (like my Polaroid 600 camera, Instax Mini 11Opens in a new tab., Kodak Brownie Model 2A from 1911, and Pentax Asahi Spotmatic).

Contact Me

I’m glad you dropped by and my hope is that this website answers any questions you may have about film photography and/or inspires you to try something new!

If you run into any problems or have any questions, feel free to contact me by email: ThePhotographyProfessorIsIn@gmail.comOpens in a new tab. or call ‪(423) 482-1935‬.