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5 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Types of Film Cameras

    • 3. Types of Film

    • 4. ISO (& Apperture & Shutter Speed)

    • 5. 5 class project

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About This Class

Do you want to shoot film? I made this class with the basics of film photography - everything I wish someone had told me when I first started!

In this class I explain the variety of cameras and film choices you have so you can go out and start exploring the analog world!

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Inês Peixoto

Photographer and Media Content Creator


Hello, I'm Inês.

I'm a photographer and a videographer who is very keen on learning about new things.

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1. Introduction: Hi, everyone. Welcome to my class. My name is in it. And in this quest, I'm going to give you the basics to start shooting with a film camera. I'm going to start by going to a variety of cameras and types of film. The chicken use so you can have some basics to start exploring the analog world. I really hope you enjoyed his class. 2. Types of Film Cameras: hi again In this lesson, I'm going todo to a variety of types of cameras that you can use on the 1st 1 I'm going to show you is the point and shoot camera. This is a normal point and shoot camera. So this uses film that is not produced are these? I think basically, you just have to put the wrong and then this just makes it go true. And you can just point and shit hence, tonight I really like this ones because you don't really have to think about exposure about focal ends or anything, because it's just one and shooting and you get what you get. So the next one I'm going to talk about is a SLR SLR stands for single lens reflex and this is mine. It's a cannon US 300 and this is a 35 to 80 millimeter lens. Really good thing about these cameras is that you can just changed lenses and they work with a mirror. They're so you can see through the View finder. I really like these cameras because you have a lot of choice. You can choose the focal. Um, you can choose the aperture you can choose the shutter speed, and that's really great when you know what you're doing and you're going for a certain look , a certain thing, and that's really great. Another one of my favorite cameras are the box cameras. Like the brownies. This one is a brownie 6 20 It's made by Kodak and basically Teoh waist level camera. You just have to put it like this and you looked through the viewfinder here or here so you can see like this is where you have to look. They're really easy to use. They were for the masses. This one is from I think it's from the thirties, and it's all made from metal, which is greatly good because there's no plastic in this and you basically just have to press this button to take the photo. And there's not much you can do with this. This has, like a pre aperture thing, and the shutter speed is always the same unless you have used like the the boat thing. But otherwise it's just like supposed to be really easy to use and other type of film cameras that I really popular nowadays are the eastern cameras. So this is a instead x Y three hundreds, and I really like it. You look to this you finder, which is not exactly what's going through the lens there really great of films coming back of them and just basically should and have the picture right after it. The picture that comes out of the in stocks wide is something like this. They're more types of cameras that are the dealer, which Stanford to lens reflects, and I don't have one. But there are like multi lenses. Also, I have one. It's this. This is a 35 millimeter and it's a sports study for and it's like this shit's like a 35 100 film and takes four photos in what was supposed to be just one. That a lot of types of cameras. But these are some. There are my favorite and what you can look for when you're trying to find a film camera. I hope you liked lesson in the next lesson. We're going to be looking at types of film and what you can expect for every type of film that exists nowadays. Thank you for watching 3. Types of Film: There are a lot of types of films. They used to be more, but most of them have been discontinued through the years. And there are three film for months that are the most used nowadays, and they're basically the 35 millimeters film, the 1 20 film and Ace and film 25 millimeter. I think it's the most use nowadays, and it's easy to develop in most places. Patrol comes with either 24 or 36 exposures, and it can cost between, like four heroes or 10 heroes something like that. But it really depends on the type of field. So I have, like types here. This is a Fuji color C 200 I have ill Ford's HP five you've been looking at Carla brings or black and white brings. And also you have to look at what I s O that you're shooting in. This is 200 and this is 400. The role that comes inside is something like This is another type of film. This is 100 you'll be looking in. This is a 24 exposure. Inside the role. There's something like this. This is what you confined inside that little plastic thing. There's also won plenty film. It comes in a box like this. This is a ill for it. It's black and white. 1 20 is the medium format film. It can be used in a variety of cameras, which usually shoot in six per nine or six per six, which gives you eight exposures or 12 exposures. Vote 35 millimeter and 1 20 films can be developed at home. It's a relatively easy process, especially if you're shooting in black and white and have the right chemicals and the dark place. Because you have to take the rule out of the camera without exposing a two lights, or it will ruin the whole film. There's also the increasingly famous popular Everything. Now they, the Polaroid and insects feel, which comes in a package like this insides this package as 10 photos. There's also black and white and a colored version. You should with the camera like this one and get thing about this type of film that it develops instantly. It takes like a minute or so. The difference between Polaroid and instead X, is just that followers as a lot of types of films and tops of colors. You have to keep them in the dark after taking the picture so it develops correctly. They are a little bit more expensive. I'm going to be honest. It comes with eight exposures instead of 10 has the beautiful and famous square frame on the other side. Insects has less choice. The many films, the stacks, meaning as more types of frames like colored frames, rainbow frames there, a lot of types of things. But the white is just really black and white and color. It has two sizes wide and meaning. Unlike the Polaroid, it doesn't need to go in the dark after shooting, and it's less expensive. Done, pull right. 4. ISO (& Apperture & Shutter Speed): hi again In this lesson, we're going to be talking about I s O. This is a very important feature. When you're choosing your film, you should choose your film based on the camera that you have and the light conditions which you went in to be shooting in. I S O can mainly very between 50 and 800 depending on the type of film. But lower and higher values exists, the higher the value of the highest. So the last light you will need the higher values cause more grain in your photos, which might be what you want or not. It's just a matter of choosing what type of results you want. Some cameras, like point and shoot compact brownies, have no way of regulating the aperture or the shutter speed. So you have to know what these values are and choose your eyes so accordingly. If you don't know what's the aperture or shutter speed of your camera, you can search in line for the model of your camera so that you have an idea of what values you working week with sl Ours, though you can choose thes values, so you have more room to shoot in various light conditions with the same rule. Film with an Acela are like this. You can control the aperture, which is basically the opening of the lens. The more you open, the less focus range and the more light comes in short of speed is along the film or censor if they are captain the light, which turns out to be your photo there longer it's open. The more light comes in, the brighter will be. If you already shooting with the DSLR or a mere less camera. And you know these terms, you can just apply them to film photography as well, in a similar way you would with digital. 5. 5 class project: Hello. Welcome back. This is our last lesson, and I'm going to give you a simple project so that you can start shooting and have so my news, I guess. Um, So this project will be basically just trying to do a self portrait in a creative way. Uh, and you can just take yourself in the mirror. You can just take it photo of your hands. You can just said its armor and put your camera on a tripod and take a photo of yourself. You can basically do anything. What I like about this is that it doesn't require anyone else or anything else to happen. You just have to have you and your camera and then get your film developed and get creative . Please send your projects down below. And I really hope that you like it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. And I really hope you like this class. See you again next time.