Hi, I’m Lee, the Professor and creator of The Photography Professor. I’m here to answer any and all of your questions about digital and film-based photography in a format that is easy to read and understand.

Some beginner topics on this site include knowing if your film you have is used or unused, where to get film developed near you, what are disposable cameras, if all Instax Mini Instant cameras use the same film, if Polaroid ink is toxic and why you shouldn’t cut them, and how to keep you instant film from fading.

This site also includes more advanced topics like if you need a darkroom to develop film, information about chemicals used in the darkroom, guides for developing black & white film or color film at home and even ways to develop film in a more environmentally-friendly way but presents them in a way that even beginners can understand. I 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 About Me

Lee Jones Portrait

My name is Lee and I love photography and learning. I have always had a fascination with how things worked growing up to the detriment of our family electronics. I have pursued music and photography for most of my life and, in 2010, received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.

In graduate school I found I have a deep passion for seeing the light bulb moment in others. This led to my career of teaching photography at a university for the last 10 years (yes, I’m a real photography professor!) in addition to being a working photographer, mostly shooting products and the occasional portrait. I started this website to learn more about digital 7 film-based photography and to provide a resource for my students.

I’ve also always enjoyed how photography is intrinsically tied to technology and all the innovations that exist for photography and in such a short time of the art existing compared to others. I’ve always been fascinated with the history of photography and have a small collection of film cameras that I routinely shoot that includes cameras from the very compact Olympus XA-2 35mm film camera to the large Graflex Speed Graphic 4×5 (large format) Press Camera with many in between (like my Polaroid 600 camera, Kodak Brownie Model 2A from 1911, and Pentax Asahi Spotmatic).

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