Question by Live Zombie: Wanting to start photography.. film?
HI. 🙂 I really want to get serious with photography. The only experience I really have is with lousy point and shoot digital cameras. My sister is offering to lend me her film camera (sorry I don’t know the model) to play with, but I wanted to learn more before I actually go hands on.
I know most people nowadays have DSLR’s, but I think film has beautiful prints, so I want to tackle film first… What do you think I should read up on? I know I need to learn about aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and so on, so can you suggest some websites I can learn from? Any tips you have on someone who’s really learning now? What cameras do you suggest, both digital and film, for a low-budget amateur? Suggestions for film or lens or anything? Haha, I am so lost and I have no idea where to start! I can’t take classes in school right now because I have no space in my schedule, but I might as well get started. :/
Any tips, help, websites, or experience would be helpful! Thanks guys!
Answer by fhotoace
The deal with shooting with film when learning photography, is it will teach you discipline, so that every time you press the shutter release, you will have taken the time to assure that 1) the shot is well composed, 2) perfectly exposed (using the cameras light meter) and that you don’t waste too many frames when shooting a 36 exposure roll of film. The goal is to get 36 unique images in each roll of film.
If you use these skills when you do eventually buy a dSLR, you will not have to spend hours in front of the computer instead of behind the camera taking great photos
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