There have been a lot of technology changes throughout history. One of these constantly changing technologies is the change in cameras. Camera technology is always changing and growing. There have been many different types of cameras though out history. The cameras of the past are not forgotten though.
The 35 MM Camera
The 35 MM camera is a simple camera to use. It gets its name because it uses 35 MM film. This type of camera is great to begin with when first learning the ropes of photography. This type of camera can produce great pictures with out requiring tons of accessories and attachments. They are many different varieties of the 35 MM camera available. This form of camera is relatively simple and easy to use.
The 5 X 4 Camera
The 5 X 4 camera of the past is bigger then most other camera’s and is usually used with a tripod. This camera gets its name from the size of the negatives it produces. This camera operates differently then most. It requires two pieces of film to be loaded into dark sliders in order to take pictures. The images in the view finder are upside down and in opposite’s directions then seen in reality. The photographer hast to cover their head and camera with a cloth to block out any added light. This type of camera is often expensive but the results of the photographers are often in excellent quality.
The Polaroid camera’s can be very fun to use because they produce a fully developed picture very quickly. This type of camera offers a wider range in creativity then other forms of cameras. Photographers often use Polaroid’s first before a shoot because it gives them a pre look to what the shot will actually look like when completed.
The Rangefinder Camera
The rangefinder camera offers a wide range in photograph sizes. This type of camera is more complicated to use then others because it requires a lot of accessories. This camera is often used by professional photographers. Although this camera’s can be used as a hand held it is often easier to be used with a tripod.
With each change in camera technology the camera’s of the past still hold special qualities and skills that the camera’s of today are not always able to produce. Having the most current equipment still may not produce the best results. Just because the older cameras are a little out dated their results are still amazing.
Practical Photography By John Freeman, Hermes House, 2002