How to Get Started in Film Photography

Film photography has seen a real resurgence in the last few years, but after a few decades firmly in the digital age, many photographers have never even picked up a film camera and might not be sure how to get started. If you are interested in shooting film and ready to begin your journey, this excellent video tutorial will help you get up and running in no time. 

Coming to you from Gajan Balan, this great video tutorial will show you how to get started shooting film. The great thing about film is that decent equipment is very cheap compared to digital, allowing you to experiment and find what you like without breaking the bank. One thing to keep in mind is that if you still own DSLR lenses, there is a very good chance you can use them on certain film cameras as well, saving you from having to purchase a new set of glass. For example, Canon's EF mount was used for SLR film cameras for several decades before the company's first DSLR, meaning there are plenty of film bodies out there that can seamlessly use EF lenses with full functionality and no adapter required. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Balan.

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Joe Joe's picture

Any Ragrets with that title?

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Mike Shwarts's picture

How I got started. I used mom's Yashica rangefinder once or twice and decided I wanted a good camera. Shortly after getting my drivers license, I drove to the other side of Dallas to buy and SLR that appealed to me.

I came home and...<drum roll>...I RTFM. No videos making it sound harder than it is.