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I think it depends on whether you're shooting in a controlled environment (like a studio setup) or "in the wild". TTL flash, especially the old kind which reads light bouncing from the film rather than the modern version which uses a preflash, can be very fast and accurate — as actually can the older "auto thyristor"¹ models. But, it's also going to be ...


It is difficult to estimate how much the film degraded. It depends on temperature, level of radiation, exposure to chemicals, age, light leaks and probably other things. As the film gets old, the exposed image fades away and at the same time the entire film gets a fog, that, if you are lucky, will be reasonably uniform. If the film is already exposed, it ...


Perhaps some technically brilliant photographers could make images with 35mm film to rival those of todays 16.7+ Mp cameras. That is hardly relevant. Most people will get better images overall with any digital camera of 4Mp or more, than they could ever get with film. Heck ... most people get better photos from the tiny sensors on their smartphones than ...


To find out what tone mappings have been applied, both in camera and in post processing when there is no data about that in the exif file, one can consider a few pictures with a shallow depth of field, such as this one. Unfortunately, downloading has been disabled, but nothing stops you from taking a screenshot and using that to analyze the picture. What you ...


@Garfrey - First, thank you for pointing out this excellent photographer. In regard to her style and secret, I believe Ms. Gadd is able to envision the final image before she shoots it. For example, in her excellently composed photo, 'Lost in Her Reverie', Ms. Gadd places herself exactly between the camera and the waterfall. She selected to wear dark ...


To figure this out you start down the path into style and composition, not just making sure a photo a technically competent. Instead of worrying about the geeky bits of photography, you start putting your energy into the artistic and esthetic aspects. A strong voice about this is David duChemin, who publishes through Craft and Vision ...


Ideally, the answer is have the film get hand inspected each time. Always. X-rays are just like any other type of light for film - it exposes the film (and it gets through the film canister). You will occasionally see statements like "security check point that said film under ISO 800 would be unharmed going through the checked luggage x-ray machine" which ...


I recall that the x-ray machines for carry-ons were marked "Film Safe". This page seems to confirm that, though the person still recommends hand checking.

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