Looking for camera settings Canon AE-1

3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #706503 by [email protected]

I am going on a trip to LA and I am bring my Canon AE-1 Program along with. My friends are all skateboarders, so I want to take as many skateboarding photos as I can with my film camera.

Could someone be as a guide to telling my the proper settings for my Canon AE-1 Program shooting skateboard photography. ISO, Aperature, Shutter Speed. Keep in mind its southern California so there will probably be plenty of light.

I will be shooting Ilford 400 HP5 Black and White on a Canon Zoom Lens Fd 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 

Any advice would leave me feeling more confident in my photographic approach to this new format.



3 years 4 months ago #707315 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Jon

Presuming that this reply is still timely for your visit .....

It's not good asking for ISO details when you are using HP5 @ 400-ISO ... so keep 400-ISO
For action stuff, I would set "S" mode to 1/1000s and leave Aperture to auto
Lens - well your distance to subject will determine this ... if you can get 'real close' then 35 to 50 may do it, otherwise 50 to 70 will be what you need to use

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder

Phil from the great land Downunder




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