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Going back to film!


pentaxpete 10 569 1 England
29 Aug 2012 1:29PM
Have a look at MY 'Portfolio' 99% of photos are on FILM -- all OUTDATED ( I get it given or visit Council Dumps ! )

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kodachrome 3 535
30 Aug 2012 11:45AM
Congratulations Pete on those lovely pictures, what film was it?

I still use my Minolta X-D7 with Fuji Velvia [which is still made] and in some respects I prefer it to digital. The nearest I can get to the Velvia palette is on my Fuji X10 which is almost identical.

Kodachrome
photoworks 12 317 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 7:56PM
interesting article about a photographer shooting film :

Why I still shoot film
23 Oct 2012 10:17PM

Quote:"Good luck Z, sounds like fun."
taking a photo or lots of 'em
deliver or take the film for developing
wait until said film is delivered (min 24hours)
look at the poorly printer interpretation of the magnificent photo you took
decide to get you masterpiece needs reprinting
realize that the oiks who developed your file have scratched your negatives

How can that be fun!!



Do the developing and printing yourself. It's easy to do but hard to do well.
It's a craft and is enjoyed by many people and it is fun for them.
24 Oct 2012 9:17AM
I still use my Mamiya and Rollie during some studio/location shoots.

There is still a great feeling when you are setting everything up knowing that you have to get everything spot on (esp. with medium format costs) without the benefit of previews. Also, as most of what i shoot/create ends up as square format, looking down into the finder and seeing the image composed just as i intend brings so much more life to it
photoworks 12 317 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 5:34AM

Quote:At least you don't need to have half a dozen backups for film, it should be good for at least 100 years. Grin

Also no complicated computer software, just a lamp, a lens, paper and some chemicals. Grin Grin Grin

deliver or take the film for developing
wait until said film is delivered (min 24hours)
look at the poorly printer interpretation of the magnificent photo you took
decide to get you masterpiece needs reprinting
realize that the oiks who developed your file have scratched your negatives


DIY Grin



or send your film to a reputable professional lab.

I send all my films by special next day delivery and get them back the next day and they are awesome.
I have been experimenting again with Kodak 400 CN processed. Tongue
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Then I scan them.

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