Film Photography: 5 Tips for Beginners – CamCrunch

by Staff April 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

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  1. The trial and error thing is a good idea. I've just started shooting film, and it's very fun because it's a very different approach to photography. I've been taking photos with a DSLR for years now, so I'm quite experienced at shooting on SLR at this point and have good knowledge on how to properly expose photos. I've shot one role so far of 36 in colour as an experimental, but for my next role, I'm doing my best to write down my aperture, shutter speed, film ISO and exposure compensation settings for each photo I take to understand the turnout that my settings have on specific lighting situations. I love the feeling of a film camera in your hands 🙂 Great video!

  2. I have a cannon EOS rebel Ti and its from like the early 2000's does anyone know any info or tips for this camera? I've never really worked with any real camera before I've always used my phone so I'm kinda lost.

  3. I have a question about shooting film that I haven't seen anyone address ..and I've watched a LOT of film shooting videos ….When you shoot different film speeds how do you know how to adjust the aperture and shutter speeds to compensate for the different film speeds….I know most of the film cameras made in the 80's and 90's have built in compensation to meter for different film speeds but the old manual cameras that I own don't have that ….So generally speaking how do you know how to adjust shutter speed and aperture for different film speeds ? …Lets say you are shooting outside and using a 400 speed film with a 50mm f/1.8 aperture and 1000th shutter speed to get a proper exposure. ….then you switch to a 125 speed film with the same amount of light…How would you adjust to compensate for the 125 speed film ?…thank you ! …A great video by the way!!

  4. Hello! So I'll be visiting Yosemite this month and wanted to know which film you would recommend. I have a 35mm Minolta maxxum qtsi camera, and dispite it's age it takes some great pictures. I'll mainly be shooting landscapes, but I also want to take some closeups as well (wildflowers and such!) I've tried out some different films, and I've gotten a feel for the type of picture I like, I love vivid colors and good contrast. What film would be best?

  5. Hey man,
    Great video. Thanks for sharing your experiences.
    My key take-away was that I need to start paying more attention to how different brands of film look like, where earlier I've just been loading and shooting with whatever was in my film box.
    From now on I will definately be noting more down, to get a better idea of what the actual end result might look like.

    Ohh and by the way – you have a great attitude and a likeability factor about you.


    /Thomas aka Photog Nord

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