At this meeting we went over the basics of the camera, what the ISO, f/stop, shutter speed, etc. does. We also went over different kinds of cameras. After our little teaching session, we set up some hot lights and strobe lights. We let everyone do their own thing, experimenting with the lighting and seeing the differences between the two. Also, check out this website: There is an event from May 20-23 showcasing a variety of photography exhibits. They also have workshops that are discounted for students. Also, we're meeting with OSI on Tuesday (4*6*10) to talk about becoming an RSO, so hopefully we'll be official sooner than you can say 'Holga'. Check out the following links to better understand ISO, f/stop, & shutter speeds :)

*Remember for f/stop, the bigger the number the smaller the opening and deeper depth of field, the smaller the number the bigger the opening, the shallower depth of field.
shutter speed:

Typically, your camera is a SLR or D-SLR, which stands for Single Lens Reflex. There is also a Twin Lens Reflex camera, which has a lens that you view through and a lens that captures the photograph, so there will be some descrepancy between what you see and what is taken.

There are Medium and Large format cameras, which use larger negatives, which are sheet negatives. Each negative is exposed one at a time, it's time consuming, but the clarity that you get with the film is amazing.

Hasselblad Camera: All you need to know is that this camera is excellence, the lens quality is incomparable. Nothing amounts to a Hasselblad.

Holgas: They have their own aesthetic, full of light leaks and what not. But they're fun cameras to shoot with if you're going for that aesthetic. Not the easiest to figure out what the focus is but that's all part of the Holga aesthetic.

Film: Mentioned above is sheet film, which is exposed one at a time and used in medium and large format cameras. The other alternative is roll film, which is much more typical. Roll film is widely used in film cameras before the digital explosion happened, and that film was 35mm.

There is a good chance that we might try to make a pinhole camera soon and take some photographs with it. Pinhole camera is essentially a light tight box with a slip for photo paper. The box has a 'pinhole' in it and a cover that acts as the "shutter". To expose the paper, you remove the cover and replace it once you believe you've exposed the paper well enough. The photograph you end up with is actually a negative of what you see, so what you saw that was dark is light and vice versa.

I hope you find these websites useful :) If you weren't at the meeting and have any questions about your camera at all, send any one of the officers messages and we'll be happy to answer them as best we can!

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