Sample photos on film!

Sample photos on film!


There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different types of film on the market. What do you need? It depends on where and for what you will use it. Of course, different brands and types of film differ, but the most common misunderstanding is usually related to the meaning ISO (ASA, GOST), indicating the sensitivity of this film to light. The larger this value, the higher the light sensitivity of the film. Is it worth it to be concerned? On the one hand, in order to get good photos in low light without a flash, you need high-speed film. In bright light, a less sensitive film is required.

In addition, the lower the light sensitivity of the film in units ISO, the smaller, as a rule, its graininess, especially at high magnifications. Conversely, the higher the film speed, the grainier the images. It is worth making it a rule to use the lowest sensitivity film suitable for the given situation. For instance:

  • 25 - 100 ISO. Good film for shooting in bright light - on the beach, near the water or on the ski slopes.
  • 200 ISO. A good all-purpose film for shooting outdoors in relatively bright light - on a sports field, in a yard, etc. If you need to take one film for a variety of daylight shoots, this is the one for you.
  • 400-1600 ISO. Good film for shooting indoors in dim light, outdoors at dawn or dusk, or anywhere in deep shade. It's also great for freezing fast moving subjects like runners, soccer players, gymnasts, racing cars... Shooting on film at higher speeds (400 ISO or more) in extremely bright lighting can cause your footage to be overexposed (too pale).

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