Wednesday, April 29, 2009


1. The 3 basic elements to a camera are the optical element (the lens), the chemical element (the film) and the mechanical element (the camera body itself).
2. The SLR camera is a Single-Lens-Reflex camera, it is where the photographer can see exactly the same image that is exposed to the film and can adjust everything by turning dials and clicking buttons.
3.The purpose of the aperture is to allow the increase and decrease in the amount of light passing through the lens.
4. The shutter speed on a camera controls the length of exposure.
5.To get the right exposure for a picture, you have to balance film speed, aperture size and shutter speed.
6.To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, you would use low film speed because it needs a large amount of available light to take a clear photo. Low-numbered film speed is less sensitive to light and needs more time to absorb enough light to make an image that isn’t underexposed or too dark.
7.The four steps for developing black and white film are: 1.Placing the film in a developing agent(which is actually a reducing agent). 2.Then place the film in the stop bath. 3.Next you place the film in the fixer. 4.Last you rinse the film with water, dry and cut into negatives.
8.You need drying cabinets,tongs, stop bath, developers, print paper, fixer, developer trays, and washes to make the black and white print.
9.The final image is actually developed silver.

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