Use This Checklist to Get Started with Film Photography
Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve got the itch to pick back up the hobby you haven’t visited in years, you’ll definitely find some help and inspiration from Joy Celine Asto for photofocus:
Where do you get a film camera in good working condition?
This is definitely one of the most important things to address. Depending on your location, you may have some luck if you check out your local thrift store or secondhand camera shops. If you do decide to visit a physical store, remember to bring some AA, CR2 and CR123A batteries with you in case they don’t have them there for testing.
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