Video Blog: Short Explanation of a Camera

Hello! This is me, with my love.

Most of you know that this is my homework, not to say that I don’t enjoy it ;), and one of our blog challenges this week is to create a platform of different medias for our blog. Basically, you can look for videos and podcasts from me. I wanted to make an ebook, but time just isn’t allowing at the moment.

Ignore my awkwardness. I stay behind the camera, remember? Also, sorry for everything being backwards, you guys are a smart bunch so you’ll figure it out. I recorded this using my Macbook photobooth, so it isn’t the best quality. I’ll get around to filming a better one soon. Here I am explaining where the aperture is, the ISO, how to change them, and how to insert basic 35mm film!

Also, I realize this wasn’t very thorough, yes. I just wanted to cover the bare minimum and keep it short, I wanted you guys to actually watch it all the way through. If I explained everything we’d be sitting here all day.

Thanks for watching and I am open to all suggestions for the next video! 🙂

7 thoughts on “Video Blog: Short Explanation of a Camera

    • Ahh, I probably should have said that! Ok so, aperture is the lens opening. The size of the opening in a camera lens regulates amount of light that passes through onto the film inside the camera the moment when the shutter curtain in camera opens during an exposure process. Aperture is measured by numbers called “F-Stops”. So, an f-stop of 3.5 will let in a lot of light while an f-stop of 11 will let in a little bit of light.

      These numbers are listed on the lens so you can twist the lens accordingly to match with the number. If it’s dark out, you’ll want to shoot wide open with the highest (or smallest number) f-stop. <—- this is a good explanation in a diagram 🙂

  1. Very informative! I would have thought the lower number f-stop would let in a little bit of light and the highter f-stop a lot of light. Thanks for clarifying. Looking forward to more articles.

  2. A fun thing to do is to not advance the film that many times once you have first loaded it. Once it has caught, I usually shut the door and advance it only one frame, that way I can get a frame with a burned egde. When I take my first shot with a roll, I’ll then usally shoot two frames of the subject. Often the first frame will have some degree of exposure from loading the film, this gives you a frame with anywhere from 1/4 to 3/4 of the frame exposed and generally it is called a burned framed. The effect can be very cool and is always a treat. Plus you get that one to two frames extra on each roll.

    Here’s a couple of examples:

    Brooklyn Bridge Burned Frame

    Malibu burned frame

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