Meet the Cameras: 35mm Format

August 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ever wondered how to create a double-exposure with a Hasselblad 500C? Ever been overwhelmed by a view camera’s movements, bellows, and ground-glass? Ever puzzled over the working differences between a 35mm SLR and a 35mm rangefinder camera?

Join artist and instructor Rick Wright for an in-depth exploration of selected film cameras from the Halide Project Equipment Library. Each interactive session will focus on one film format (medium format, large format, 35mm) by showing a couple of cameras and their basic functions, advantages, disadvantages, and technical tips. Utilizing a cooking-show-style overhead video, Rick will “crack open” the cameras and unravel their mysteries, fielding questions along the way via chat and audio. Participants will also have an opportunity to view exemplary shots from photography’s storied pantheon.

These online Q&A sessions will be a fun, light way to acquaint yourself with new gear, ask burning questions about various film formats, or simply be entertained—good for both beginners and advanced shooters alike.


Wednesday, August 26th: 35mm Format
SLR, Rangefinder, and Half-Frame

Suggested donation: $10
This event is offered on a pay-what-you-wish basis. Please feel welcome to join for free, or make a donation of any amount at after registering.

*Note Time Zone: Event begins at 7pm (EST) in Philadelphia.

This is a virtual, online program. Age 18+. Register below for Zoom link.
Link to join will be sent in a separate email before the event.


Featured Image: Rick Wright