thank you :)
it depends on what you want to spend and your style. use 35mm to get more candid and natural.. and get more frames. i use a contax rts ii with zeiss glass. if you want cheaper, i also like the minolta xd11.
if you want finer grain and the ability to blow up larger, use medium format. i like the rolleiflex and the pentax 67. square or rectangle, intimate or a big clanking mirror, interchangeable lenses? depends on your style and what you want.
there are so many good film cameras out there, it really comes down to personal preference. personally, i think your film and developing choice is more important than the type of camera.
the camera is such a small part of what your image will look like.. ie: focal length, f stop, natural or lighting.. but most important is your personality; equipment is secondary. portraits are like a dance and the model reacts to you. it’s all about chemistry. what are you giving off during a shoot.. what are you bringing out of the model.. how are you making them feel. if you are stiff and tense, they will be too. if you are fun, they will be fun; if you are sincere and casual, they will be sincere and casual.
when it comes to being a geek about shooting, i can be a bit long winded. i hope this helps you out :)
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