Hey everybody, I know there are probably threads on this, but I couldn't find anything. But I've started photography this summer, and I really developped a passion for it. Right now I've got a t2i, which is decent for photos but I like it because I use it for film too. But that's not the point. I found my mom's old camera, which is a canon AE-1, which I think is pretty decent considering what I've read. It has a old canon 50 1.8 and my mom has a zoom lens which I'm unsure what it is, but it's not a really good one. I've also heard my grandpa has a old camera with a zeiss lens, but that is to be confirmed.
So after learning a lot about the basics of photography and exploring this hobby, I wanna start doing film stuff, because I like the look of film a lot more, and I think that's the best way to become a great photographer. The only problem is, I have no idea where to get started, because I don't know anything about it.
Here's what I'm wondering about:
- Should I get the stuff for developping right away, or should I just start shooting and get it developped at the drugstore?
- If I get the darkroom stuff, I've heard of a number of methods, like a full on darkroom with an enlarger and stuff, or just a sort of tank that you shake.
- What kind of film is better to start with? I'm probably gonna start with B%W stuff, especially if I develop myself.
- Best way to dial in exposure? I'm used to digital where you just look at the LCD to get the right exposure, so I'm pretty confused there. I know it has something to do with the meter in the viewfinder, which I'm pretty sure tells the recommended aperture, but what about shutter speed?
I'm pretty sure that's it for now, but if you've got anything else that I need to know, feel free.