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Getting the Shot: Canon AE1

If you are anything like me and love to take photos then you should also have a love for film cameras. I remember being younger and getting excited to go to Walgreens just to purchase a disposable camera. I would buy dual packs of cameras and think this would last me for about a month. I could go through one camera every weekend of random pictures I would take. The best part was bringing them back in and having to wait one hour to get them developed. It was the longest hour of my life. Film is always going to be near and dear to my heart. It takes me back to a place where photos are cherished and kept as a keepsake. I have now upgraded to what is, in my opinion, the best film camera.

I found this camera on Amazon for $100. Which I thought was a steal of a deal. When it first arrived on amazing Amazon Prime, I was shocked about how heavy the camera felt. It came perfectly wrapped in bubble wrap and came with two rolls of film: Kodak Ektar 100 and Kodak Gold 200. When I first saw the camera, I was shocked by how great the condition is for the price. I was so excited to take it out and get a few pictures when I realized that I had no idea how to use the camera. I watched a few YouTube videos so that I could figure out what was going on. I am happy I could figure out the camera in no time because I could not contain my excitement. I love all the shots that I received. Go somewhere that has experience with developing camera film. My first roll was not developed properly because they did not specialize in developing film. Film cameras are great for creating raw and real images with a vintage vibe. 

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