May 2021 // The Wedding Edition

Film Photography 101: The Foundations of Film | Jeremy Chou


Pros: • Many modern-day 35mm cameras have advanced motors, film advancing, and metering systems, so they’re not complicated to learn and use. • Many 35mm cameras operate just like modern-day digital cameras. • 35mm film rolls are still easily accessible in most drug stores and online. • 35mm cameras tend to be much smaller and more portable, so they’re better suited for day-to-day use and street photography. • Generally speaking, the cost for 35mm cameras is still much less than medium format cameras. Cons: • 35mm cameras are not considered “professional cameras” in the sense that many consumer-grade 35mm cameras lack the functionality and reliability a professional photographer would expect. • Many 35mm cameras have a fixed lens and lack the ability to affix lenses of different focal lengths. • 35mm film stock tends to be less versatile. It requires much more light and the images tend to look more grainy in comparison to 120mm film images.

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