Questions regarding photography using film.

The primary method for capturing images prior to the invention of digital cameras.

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  • Use this tag when the use of an analogue photographic medium is a significant part of your thread.
  • Do not use when referring to motion-picture photography.

General Information

Film photography uses a photographic medium coated with a light-sensitive emulsion, oftentimes containing silver halide crystals.

The film base is, today, commonly made of either a cellulose acetate or polyester base. However, the photographic emulsion does not always reside on a cellulose base, which is displayed by, for example, Washi films or the collodion wet plate process.

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