Photography & Camera Demonstration
Created on November 20, 2023
Capturing East Asia on 35mm film with a simple Olympus point and a shoot!
TIWL (Today I Will Learn)
- Why film photography is still rewarding and relevant
- The anatomy of a film camera and it's components
- Choosing the right film for your trip based on your needs
- Composing the perfect shot, tips on composition
- Q&A session
Film photography creates physical prints, offering a tangible connection to memories unlike digital images.
Each film photo is unique due to the analog process, giving a distinct and irreplaceable artistic quality to every shot.
Film limits the number of shots, encouraging photographers to be more thoughtful and deliberate in their compositions.
4. The Surprise
The delay in seeing the results until after development adds an element of surprise and anticipation, making each photo reveal exciting.
The shutter release button, press down half-way to focus on your subject and fully to shoot your photo.
35mm f/2.8 lensGreat for low light
The Olympus MJU II is a compact and user-friendly 35mm film camera renowned for its sharp 35mm f/2.8 lens. Its fully automatic features and durable design make it a popular choice for everyday photography and travel. This is a very typical, high quality point and shoot film camera.
How to choose the right film for your environment
Are you looking for a film that is forgiving in varied lighting conditions?
Black and white
Just remember, all film will yield great results and sometimes it is best to just put a roll in and try it out, but if you like to get technical - find the right film for you here!
Kodak Tri-X 400 - Known for its flexibility and classic grain structure, great for a range of lighting situations.
Fujifilm Pro 400H - Ideal for daylight, offering beautiful color rendition and versatility.
Ilford Delta 100 - Best suited for controlled lighting conditions, offering sharpness and fine grain.
Kodak Portra 800 - Excellent for lower light conditions while maintaining natural colors
Do you plan to shoot in mostly bright conditions?
Do you prefer colour or black and white photography?
Tips on composition
Just remember, rules are made to be broken - follow them first and then break them when you're comfortable with the foundations!
Final knowledge check!
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind
- Master the art of composition in all types of photography.
- Embrace the unpredictability and personal touch of film in capturing memories.
In conclusion, this presentation has encapsulated the essence of film photography, from choosing the right film and understanding camera mechanics to mastering composition, celebrating the unique, mindful, and creatively fulfilling journey of capturing moments on film.
- Understand the key components and functionality of a film camera.
- Choose the appropriate film based on lighting conditions and artistic intent.