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Vintage 35mm film photography has gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. Film cameras capture really unique pictures, but it’s good to know what you are getting yourself into when buying a film camera.

Let’s look over the pros and cons of vintage photography.

Pros

  •  It gives your picture a really unique style

All vintage film cameras give you that grainy vintage look that is really different from digital photography. 

  •  Less editing required compared to digital cameras

One of the perks of taking pictures with a vintage camera is that you don’t have to edit your pictures. The camera itself basically does the job for you. The colors are more vibrant most of the time and the grain gives the picture a really nice finish.

  •  No need to charge your camera or use batteries

Vintage cameras don’t require power. This can be a big advantage if you are on the road and you don’t have access to power.

  • Easy to use

Most film cameras are easy to use on the automatic setting. You can easily achieve a really nice look with almost no effort.

Cons

  • You can’t see the picture after it’s been taken

Unlike other modern cameras, you can’t look at the picture you have taken and retake another one if you don’t like the result. 

  •  You have a limited number of pictures

Vintage cameras require 35mm film. You can usually take up to 36 pictures on a 35mm film. This can be a big inconvenience if you usually take multiple pictures at a time to get the perfect picture.

  • It can get expensive

While the cost of the camera itself is pretty cheap, the costs don’t stop there. You have to buy film, which can also be expensive. Expect to pay between 10$ to 50$ per film. Additionally, you need to get your pictures developed which can also get pricey.

  •  Film cameras are heavier than digital cameras

Carrying a heavy film camera can be annoying for some people, especially if it is brought on long hikes. If lightweight gear is important for you and you plan on carrying it a lot with you, digital cameras have a lot more lightweight options.

Final thoughts

So, should you buy a 35mm film camera? 

Ultimately, if you really like the vintage style that 35mm film cameras offer and you don’t mind the hassle of buying the films and getting your pictures developed, it’s a great choice!

Popular film cameras on the market:

·      The Canon AE-1

·      Pentax K1000

·      Olympus OM-1

·      Minolta X-700

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Framing photos is done to draw attention to the most favorite photos. Framing places the subject of the photo strategically in relation to other objects of the shot taken. There are various kinds of framing available. The most effective framing technique should draw attention to the subject of the image. Additionally, the technique should block other parts of the image that are not pivotal using something else in the scene. There are many benefits associated with framing the images.

The main benefits of framing include:

Frames give the photo on which they are used a context. For instance, when an archway scene is framed it tells the general setting of the surroundings. Some plants in the foreground will convey the information that the shot was taken somewhere out in nature. Therefore, framing should be done carefully to make sure that the photo does not lose its main context.

Framing is also important in giving images a sense of depth and layers. Framing is useful in bringing objects to the foreground. Also framing arranges the objects into three categories: foreground, middle ground and background. This arrangement gives an extra to the shot taken.

Framing the shot is also important because it leads the eye of the viewer to the main focal point of the image taken. There are many different kinds and shapes of frames. Some of these shapes have the capability to draw the attention of the viewer into the picture. Also, it has been proven that some of the shapes not only draw the eye to the image but they keep it there for a while longer. The frames are thus functional in acting as barriers between the main subject of the shot and the exterior world.

Frames also bring out an intriguing aspect of the image to the viewer. Many times, what viewers cannot see in a shot but perceive that it is there tends to attract them to the image. Clever framing can make the viewers to wonder a little or imagine what is concealed behind the frame. Thus, as they try to decipher the available objects in view, they are able to fully analyze the shot effectively.

Framing of shots taken come in various shapes and sizes. Each shot should be effectively scrutinized to make sure that the correct and most effective framing design is chosen. The frames do not need to go around the edges of the image completely. They may cover just one or two of the edges. Before framing an image, one should first ask themselves whether the frame will add or take away some value from the image.
In some cases where the wrong frame is chosen, it may clutter or make the original shot take look crowded. However, in some cases, a well selected frame can convert an ordinary shot into a stunning and magnificent shot. Also, when choosing a frame, one needs to consider whether they want their frame to be in focus or not. In some instances, a blurred frame adds a sense of depth and mood to the shot. In other cases a focused frame adds context to the shot.


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