How to load and use your film camera


Film cameras have seen a real surge in popularity in recent years, but if you’ve just picked one up for the first time, you may be wondering how on earth you use it. Luckily, we’re here to help – in this guide we’ll be discussing the basics of how to use your film camera, from loading your first roll to mastering the controls, getting focused and finally developing your film.

What are the main differences between digital and film photography? The storage method is the most obvious change. Digital cameras store binary code on files held on a memory card, whereas film cameras expose photosensitive film to produce a chemical reaction, be that in 35mm, 120 medium format or large format films.

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