I love analog photograph but I'm a huge dumb about it.
I, WE, NOBODY knows what is wrong, "huge dumb", because this could go in all directions.
What could be wrong? Based upon the photo you sent, it does initially look like light fog. I wonder how securely the back of the camera closes? Check that first.
Then do the following: take off the lens, cock the shutter and set it to 1/1000, open the (empty) back, aim the camera at a bright light, then fire while looking closely at that film gate. You should see a FULL aperture window appear at the film gate at the rear of the camera (the usual 24mm X 36mm film format). If you do, chances are that your shutter mechanism, and curtain openings, are working fine, since that speed is the first to fail with the curtains opening correctly.
That done, I wonder if the processor is ruining your film? I imagine that you do not do your own processing, because, as you said, you are a 'huge dumb' (but perhaps not as uninitiated as you proclaim to be!) However, do keep this possibility in mind. Again, based upon what you have disclosed and presented for scrutiny, this is all I, and perhaps all, can impart.
You say that the 'photos' do not appear. What about the NEGATIVES? That is even MORE important, margou. Tell us what THEY look like. Maybe everything is UNDERexposed. In that case you will NOT get pictures, and, in that dire case, the film, itself, ends up being the 'huge dumb'. - David Lyga
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