How to Use a 35MM Camera

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When using a 35 millimeter camera, be sure to find the right type of film, which should be black and white if the temperatures of light is an issue. Load the film correctly into a 35 millimeter camera with information from a professional freelance photographer in this free video on photography.

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Alright, in this clip we're going to talk about how to use a thirty-five millimeter camera. Alright, a thirty-five millimeter camera is actually my favorite thing to use, it takes a really nice picture. It's not as complicated as everybody makes it out to be, and definitely you can learn pretty easily and go ahead and start experimenting with it, and that's going to be really where you learn to be one with the thirty-five millimeter camera. First off, you're going to have to get some film for your thirty-five millimeter camera. Twenty-four exposures if obviously the most popular, thirty-six is very popular also. You're going to have to need to note the film speed of what ever you're buying, though. If you're going for lower lighted pictures, you're going to want to go with a lower film speed. Illferd puts out a one-twenty-five speed, which is really good for low lighting. They usually are only in black and white, though. And black and white, actually, if you would want to go with that situation if you don't want to worry about the temperature of the lights. It's pretty good thing to start out with, that's why most beginning photography classes are done in black and white. If you want to go higher and higher, we have the four hundred is very popular, and eight hundred is very popular, and that's mostly used for outdoor, action, sports photography. When ever you load the film, the first thing you want to do, you want to make sure it hitches and is loaded correctly inside, because otherwise you're going to waste all those pictures, and if you open the canister at any time, that film's going to be exposed, and you're going to loose all those pictures, and that's just a waste of your time. After you make sure that you have loaded the film correctly, you're going to want to notice, some where on your camera, you should be able to adjust the ISO, and you're going to want to have to match that to the film speed of your camera to make sure that your light meter is working correctly on all points in time so you can get a really correct reading and know how to light your photograph. Then, actually, after you are all set up with that, you can, you're ready to go out and take pictures. What you're going to want to do is point at what ever your subject is. You should, if you're using and SLR, you should be able to focus with, with the front here. On an old SLR, you probably are going to have to do this yourself, but on a lot of new, like, digital SLR's, it can do it for you if you don't want to do it yourself. And just get as much as you can, a clear picture would be great. What you're supposed to do is go all the way fuzzy and kind of go back to get sharper and sharper and sharper so you can see the adjustment. Once you're focused in there, you can take a look at your light meter. Depending on the camera, it could be any where, but it's going to give you a suggested F-stop. You should be able to look at your camera then, and on different places, and on a digital SLR, it's obviously going to be, you're going to tell the F-stop by your digital display, where as on a SLR that's film, the F-stop's usually right around the rim f the camera. You're going to want to go ahead and line up the F-stop with what ever it is that the F-stop is said in the light meter, and that way the lighting should be just right for you. And before you do the F-stop, you should actually start setting up what, the shutter speed. The shutter speed is actually how fast the shutter clicks. If you're doing action photography, for example, you're, if you do a slow shutter speed, then the camera lens is going to be open for a longer period of time, so you're going to get blurs. So if you have somebody running across the screen, you're going to have the blur of them going from one end to the other end of the picture. If you do a really fast shutter speed, then you're going to have just clicked in the middle, and you'll have them in full frozen frame. And with that stuff, the, the light meter will actually take in tune what ever it is that your shutter speed is, and adjust your F-stop for it. So as long as you go ahead and match your F-stop, you should have a nice looking picture, and as you get more advanced with it, you can kind of start adjusting your F-stops to what you really want to do.


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