I realized I haven’t posted anything new to my Society6 page in a while so I decided to whip this up today.
If your parents own an older manual film camera or if you can find one anywhere I’d say start with that. Learning how to manually expose film is the best way to learn. It’s also the most enjoyable way to take photos in my opinion. You can look up proper exposure settings for certain lighting situations and eventually over time you’ll be able to tell what settings to use. If not then you can always purchase a light meter if needed.
I enjoy using film a lot more than digital. The fact that it isn’t instant gratification is one of the reasons why I love it. Most people are impatient, wanting instant results. It’s exciting to wait to be finished with a roll of film, developing it, and seeing your photos. You feel a sense of accomplishment once you’ve received good film photos.
I know I’ve most likely not given you the answer you were looking for so I’ll list you off some film cameras that you can look for. Canon AE-1, Pentax K1000, Nikon FA. Also my favourite film to use is Ilford HP5 400ISO.
I hope this helps you out!
This was my cat JJ, he disappeared on October 16th. This was also the first film photo I took with my TX SLR back in September 2011. While I’m typing this out on my computer, if I turn and look at my bed it is the exact view as this picture of where he used to sleep. I miss him dearly, and it has also been my desktop background for the past year.
I picked up photography while taking a course during my third year of high school. Originally the plan was to take the class with three of my friends, pass it, and have fun. After the first few weeks I started enjoying it. Learning how to make a pinhole camera and expose a piece of film with it, how to properly use a manual film camera. It was then when I realized it was something I would continue with once I had finished that course. I started to take the class seriously when my friends ‘goofed’ off. I’m glad I didn’t succumb to peer pressure, and instead tried to do well and take it seriously because now it has paid off well for putting in that time and effort!
Thank you for the compliments!