Saturday, November 16, 2013

Got my scans back


I got 3 months worth of film scans back from the FIND lab this week, so I'll be going back in time for a little while. I'm still on the fence about shooting film professionally.  Here are some reasons why:
  1. There weren't as many images as I'd like that were in focus.
  2. The images weren't very saturated and seemed kind of washed out. I have an external light meter now so maybe I need to stop over-exposing? Or am I supposed to use a lot more photoshop to get my images to look like the film pros? I'm guessing this is something I'd need to take up with the lab. I miss Kodak's NC and VC lines of film.
  3. My 8 practice rolls cost over $200 to develop. This does not include the price of the film itself, shipping, etc. Out of those 8 rolls I only have about 35 images I feel turned out well with one roll which was completely crappy.
Solutions?
  1. Get my eyes checked for glasses. I thought the Maxwell Bright Screen would end all focus problems . . .
  2. Keep practicing. 
  3. Try another MF camera.
  4. Shoot film as a hobby and shoot digital for professional work until I can get my MF film images more consistent (will that ever happen?!) 
  5. Go to SLCC and as the lab tech to calibrate a flat bed scanner for me. I always liked the tones I got while in my photo class on the Epson V700. 
In the meantime, I'm sorely tempted by this Fuji X pro1.  I won't give up though! 

5 comments:

Emily said...

Love that picture. Maybe stick with film for fun and digital for work?

molly said...

I really like that skirt! You're so cute!

Amanda said...

I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE THE PHOTOS. :) that is all. i do love this photo too...

Rhiannon said...

I always love your photos and enjoy reading your blog!

Rhiannon said...

I always love your photos and keeping up with you on your blog!