It's basically a box camera, Karen. Get some 100 asa film and go shoot it on a sunny day. Has one shutter speed of around 1/30 sec and the option for color or B&W just changes the aperture. For modern films leave it on the B&W setting and it'll do fine. The Dakon lens is mainly "snapshot" quality. To load it, you'll find a switch on the bottom which will let the whole bottom of the camera fall out. Look closely, and you will see some arrows showing the direction the film is supposed to travel. Look for Efke or Maco films, (there may be one other, I can't remember) as they are the remaining brands that offer 127 film. It looks like a miniature roll of 120.