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White streaks on photos

I am taking a photography class so I can satisfy graduation requirements. I have a Canon AE-1. I took my first roll of film pretty easy. But when I got it developed it was a disaster. There are thick white streaks down the middle of most of the photos. I need help please!

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Light leak, definately a light leak. You need to change or add foam around the chamber to prevent any light from entering.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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