This is a practical guide to the techniques of film photography, shown in over 400 step-by-step examples. It provides a simple-to-follow manual for film camera enthusiasts wishing to improve their skills, devised by one of the world's leading photography professionals. It explores a range of classic 35 mm, medium and large format film cameras, from simple automatic and disposable cameras to single lens reflex (SLR) cameras. It includes a guide to equipment and accessories, such as lens mounts, telephoto lenses, UV filters, tripods, cable releases, flash attachments and exposure meters. In recent years film photography has been undergoing a resurgence in popularity, and this book aims to reveal the secrets of taking great pictures using classic film cameras. The use and understanding of traditional film equipment and accessories is treated in detail, from lenses and filters to flashes and autofocus. Instruction is by example, with over 400 photographs covering the most popular themes and subjects - children, travel, landscapes, buildings, holidays, abstract patterns, portraits, pets, skies, water and weather.The book is an essential reference source and companion for everyone interested in learning the techniques of classic film photography.
John Freeman is one of the world's best known and highly regarded photographers, as well as the creator of many books, including London Revealed; Moscow Revealed; Photography; and Digital SLR Handook. He is regularly commissioned by The Royal Collection in Great Britain.