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Zone System for Film Photography Exposures

The zone system was created by famous photographer Ansel Adams in the 1940s as an exposure guide to photography. This was a systematic formula created for gaining the correct exposure…

Expose for Backlighting

A common film exposure problem is a backlit subject, or a subject standing in front of a lighter background or light source such as a window or the sun. Light…

Film Camera Accessories

While many film cameras, particularly modern cameras, are designed to be self-sufficient, there are a variety of accessories that can be used to greatly assist photographers on a daily basis….

Ultraviolet (UV) Filters for Film Photography

The traditional spectrum of light runs from red to violet, with red light having the longest wavelength and violet the shortest. Light with a longer wavelength than red is referred…

Cable Release Film Camera Accessory

Cable releases are a common film camera accessory that attach to the camera and allow photographers to take photos from a distance. In film photography, it is used to minimize…

Camera Lens Filters

Camera lens filters have many uses in film photography to obtain varied results, including a reduction of glare, filter UV rays, improve saturation, and more. Each filter performs a unique…

Light Meter for Film Photography

Handheld Light Meters for Film Photography Handheld light meters are designed to give a larger range of exposure, aperture, and shutter speed settings for film photography. This is particularly helpful…