35mm Photography

Abandoned PhotographTaking pictures with a 35mm film camera can teach you a lot about how photography works. This knowledge and experience will come in handy even if you eventually decide to switch to a digital camera. Learn a few basic rules for 35mm photography before you begin shooting, and then take as many pictures as you can to keep learning from experience.

A variety of largely proprietary gauges were devised for the numerous camera and projection systems being developed independently in the late 19th century and early 20th century, ranging from 13 mm to 75 mm (0.51–2.95 in), as well as a variety of film feeding systems. This resulted in cameras, projectors, and other equipment having to be calibrated to each gauge. The 35 mm width, originally specified as 1.375 inches, was introduced in 1892 by William Dickson and Thomas Edison, using film stock supplied by George Eastman. Film 35 mm wide with four perforations per frame became accepted as the international standard gauge in 1909, and has remained by far the dominant film gauge for image origination and projection despite challenges from smaller and larger gauges, and from novel formats, because its size allowed for a relatively good tradeoff between the cost of the film stock and the quality of the images captured.

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Taking pictures with a 35mm film camera can teach you a lot about how photography works. This knowledge and experience will come in handy even if you eventually decide to switch to a digital camera. Learn a few basic rules for 35mm photography before you begin shooting, and then take as many pictures as you can to keep learning from experience.

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