Olifaunt

Joined on Aug 3, 2017

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  • Not B. B has a very strong magenta cast on my calibrated monitor. This makes me wonder whether your monitor calibration is at issue. In the meantime, check the pictures on an recent iPad. They are ...
  • I've pushed Portra 400 and didn't like the results. The pictures came out but were grainy in an unattractive way (and I love grain) and muddy. Portra does best with overexposing (and I don't mean ...
  • In daylight and P mode the camera will choose something like F5.6 or higher, meaning the depth of field includes everything from relatively close to far away. In other words, pretty much ...
  • Certain writers and in particular in my case essayists inspire my photography. An example is Joan Didion's work from the 60 and 70s. These essays are not about photography but they are like...

  • I don't know of a film that does that without filters but it reminds me of the popular (modern, digital) cinematic "teal and orange" palette. If you google "teal and orange" you'll see what I mean ...
  • Replied in Agree for B&W
    This is true. The trigger for me to go back to film 3 years ago was one day when I stumbled upon my long-ignored stacks of envelopes of my old wet prints from the 90s. In those prints I saw ...
  • Nice article! The one thing missing from the article that is really important is ventilation! At least if you don't want to get cancer or something!

  • While valid reasons that shouldn't be dismissed or deprecated, for me film is not about the process, method, or nostalgia. Film can achieve different things from what can be done with reasonable ...
  • Replied in Agree for B&W
    I agree. One of the two major consumer scanner software, SIlverfast, doesn't even have a scanner profile for the decade-old "New" Portra 400. Instead, all you have to choose from in Silverfast are ...
  • Eh, maybe I was misremembering. None of the sources I was thinking of discusses the New Portra 400. In any case, here is an interesting paper: http://www.tmax100.com/photo/pdf/film.pdf Some data ...
  • I have this scanner and while "old technology" it is certainly excellent, if time consuming to use. One has to use manual focus on every negative individually for good results. It gives me results ...
  • The most commonly used all-rounder film by enthusiasts nowadays is Portra 400. Despite its name it is general purpose. It has very fine grain. At 35mm it will record more detail and microcontrast ...
  • I've had this camera since 1991. I still use it and get frankly fantastic images from it. It is the ultimate point and shoot. Light and sturdy. Swing it on a wristband, hang it on a shoulder, take...

  • I think the pictures work fine for the mood. I wouldn't lighten them either. In my experience, a well-exposed picture should be editable in-camera to the desired jpeg look (positive film, for ...
  • You can lift shadows with in-camera raw development in different ways. You can change exposure/contrast in the raw developer to an extent (after taking the shot) but this is limited. But there is ...
  • I've been using mostly Portra 400, but lately I've been seeing such nice images (online) from Portra 800. It looks quite unlike Portra 400, almost painterly like Cinestill yet more ...
  • @jonby, maybe not... I my class (of 10) everyone had to hustle up their own camera. They did so out of necessity and had exposed their first roll after the first week of class. A couple of cameras...

  • You can still have it if you photograph on film. I agree digital photography isn't anywhere near that, even the Leica Monochrom compares badly.

  • @Tungsten, I agree re. compacts, though my post was in response to the issue of availability of SLRs for photography courses.

  • The first day of the B&W/darkroom photography course at my university, the teacher said to hustle and get an SLR, from family, for free, or online for about $50. This was in 2019, and all the...

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