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schneidan ADMIN June 1, 2017
Welcome to Expired Film Day. Here we hope you'll share all the photos you took on Expired Film Day, March 15, that you didn't submit to the contest -- whole rolls' worth, even. We'd love to see what didn't make the cut!If you submitted to the 2017 contest, the winners have been announced here!

Group Description

Expired Film Day celebrates the joys of using film whose Use-By date has (preferably long-since) passed. One of the particular pleasures of being a film-using photographer in these modern times is the abundance of expired-but-still-probably-pretty-good film on the market, found in grandparents’ attics or at thrift stores, or sourced from the freezers of pros who’ve gone digital.

When: March 15 (yearly)

Why: Expired film can be unpredictable: if you know how it was stored, it might be easy to compensate for its age, if that’s even necessary. If you don’t, your results could range from dark, to flat, to color-shifted and beyond. Many people today say the potential unpredictability of using film is part of what draws them to it over digital; using expired film takes the existing unpredictability of using film and compounds it.

Group Rules

This group is specifically for photographs created on expired film.

When sharing your photos, please indicate the film brand, type, and expiration date.

Thank you.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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