Hello all! I have recently really gotten into film photography after my father gave me his old Pentax K1000. I am relatively new to film photography buy have learned a lot so far.
The goal of this Instructable is to provide a detailed, easy to follow set of directions so you can be taking pictures as soon as possible.
I am writing these instructions based on my Pentax K1000. These instructions apply for most analog cameras. If your camera won't accept the film/ won't work according to these instruction, I will be glad to help you out. That being said, I cannot be responsible for any harm to yourself or the camera.
I hope you enjoy!
Step 1: Getting Stuff!
Getting started with film photography is relatively easy. A decent 35mm camera can be found for less that $100. Ask relatives, thrift stores and antique stores. You can also use eBay, but the prices may not be as good/as reliable.
I use the K1000 which is a very reliable and good quality camera that takes nice pictures, and I highly recommend it to the beginner. Please don't get one of those electric auto winding/ auto focusing ones! They are not nearly as cool!
Any type of quality film is good. Black and white is my favorite, but that's just personal taste. Try a local drugstore or photography store.
Look for a flash if your camera does not have one. A neck strap is pretty essential. Other things include a tripod, various lenses to experiment with and a carrying case.
Got it? Good! Let's goooo!!