Friday, October 17, 2014
Some people think back nostalgically to the days of film. The hours spent in the darkroom, the smell of the chemicals, the anticipation of the images that magically appear on paper, hanging them to dry. Others have fully re-embraced the medium again, forsaking their DSLRs. People love shooting film for numerous reasons and some still ascertain that the best way to learn the technical aspect of photography is to do so manually.
For those of us who have learned photography with our automatic settings (‘P’ mode anyone?), learning how to shoot analog can be daunting. This handy infographic made by Zippi.co.uk is a great place to start if you’re ready to venture into the world of film (or even manual mode on your DSLR). The guide is pretty comprehensive, covering what film to choose, choosing your ISO, adjusting you aperture, shutter speed and exposure, setting up your composition and more.