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How to Shoot on 35mm Film Cameras

Learn the Basics of 35 Millimeter Film Photography

  • In this video, the speaker covers the basics of how to shoot on 35 millimeter film
  • He discusses camera types and film stocks, focusing techniques, and exposure settings
  • He also recommends color negative film as a good starting point for beginners
  • Finally, he explains how to develop the film and suggests using Skillshare to learn more about photography-related topics.

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this video is sponsored by SkillshareI've really been enjoying shooting on 35millimeter film again recently but I'verealized that I've never really coveredthe basics on this channelmaybe you're shooting exclusivelydigital photography you take someoccasional photos on your iPhone oryou're just looking to try out some filmtoday I'm going to cover the basics ofhow to shoot on 35 millimeter film italways starts with the camera so lookaround some thrift shops or yourrelatives place for 35 millimetercameras they were built to last foreverand most likely if they're still layingaround they're probably still working itseems like in today's world Sony Canonand Nikon bring out new cameras everycouple months with newer and betterfeatures leaving us as the consumerswith the impression that the key to agood photo is more megapixels Wi-Ficapabilities but I think there's a lotof value to the slower more deliberateprocess of shooting on film whetheryou're just starting out or yourphotographer with years of experiencethe lack of a screen a limit of 36 shotson a roll and the tactile process offilm has a lot to offercameras come in a variety of styles likerange finders point shoots and SLRsbatteries for these cameras are alsoreadily available and generally onlyneed to be replacedevery couple of months when it comes tochoosing a film stock things can get alittle more complicated there are threemain types of film color negative filmcolor positive film as well as black andwhite I recommend you start with colornegative film as it's the most forgivingand it has beautifully soft colors mostof the films are gonna give you either24 or 36 exposures the other thing tolook out for is the ISO number of thefilm the higher ISO films like portrait800 are better for low-light whilesomething like ektachrome 100 is greatfor super bright daylightset the camera to the correct ISO ofyour film and you're ready to shootfocusing is done with the front ring andyou'll know your shots and focus whenthe two patches in the center of theviewfinder match up in terms of exposingthe auto exposure mode on most of thesecameras will probably do just fine ifyou're working with color negative filmset your camera to a half or even a fullstop of overexposure because it'sgenerally safer to overexpose your filmthan it is to underexpose it the nextand arguably most important part of theprocess is figuring out what you want tophotograph document your hometown yourfriends or anything around you goodstories are rarely ever things that justlook prettythink about photographing and experienceor something that makes you unique butmost of all just have fun with it aswell think about things like the lightin your scene that you're photographingand what the photos mean to youonce your roll is finished you canrelease the film with a button on thebottom of the camera and wind it backthere's a ton of places that willdevelop your film most likely if youlive in a city you can drop it off at alocal lab and if not there are plenty ofplaces to mail your film to if you'refeeling adventurous why not trydeveloping the film yourself there'sdefinitely a little bit of an initialcost but in the long term it saves a tonof money and it's just really fundeveloping your own film and being incontrol of every step of the processthen you can enjoy some beautifullygrainy photos that will make you feelnostalgic about last week I know thisvideo was a little more basic but I feellike I should have a dedicated video tothe basics of film photography justsitting on this channel for anyone whofinds it and needs an introduction Iwant to thank Skillshare for sponsoringthis videoSkillshare is an online learningcommunity with thousands of classescovering dozens of creative andentrepreneurial skills explore classesin everything from photography andgraphic design to music production andfine art premium memberships give youunlimited access to high-quality classesfrom experts working in their fields tohelp you gain new skills and live yourbest life skill show is also incrediblyaffordable with the namemembership starting at less than $10 amonth Skillshare has some incrediblephotography related classes butpersonally I've really been enjoyingthis graphic design course by chip kidhe talks about book and book coverdesign which is super applicable to theworld of photo book making and it'sdefinitely really fun seeing all thesedifferent courses and learning somethingnew for me graphic design is very newbut it definitely influences photographyin a lot of ways you can use my link inthe description to get two months ofSkillshare for free so why not give it atry as always you can check out myInstagram it's at Willaor like the video if you liked it andyou can let me know what you thought inthe comments down below I try to respondto most of them that's it for now peace[Music]