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How to save money when first stepping into analogue? Start with a cheap used digital camera and make the vast majority of your beginners mistakes at a cost of practically zero per shot. If your budget is extremely limited you have other options besides a new DSLR or a used film camera. You can also find used digital cameras that are 2-3 generations older ...


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You can not determine this problem by looking at prints; you need to look at the negatives. Get out the negs and look. Are they 'thin' (very clear)? Are they ultra dark and dense? I would guess (having worked in a film lab for years) you have a combination of 'heat struck' film (or very old film) and under exposure. I say heat struck because there is an ...


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As someone that grew up with film it is ironic that the digital revolution, in reverse, is the cost problem you're facing right now. Prioritize what you'd like to do. Getting a good used body and a good lense, perhaps one that can be used on a digital bodi.e., Eos or Nikon). Digital 'undoes' many of the things Negatives have built in. To take full advantage ...


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To render a specific artistic intent, there are three practical methods: scan yourself, pay someone enough to perform to your satisfaction, or get lucky. The issue seems to be one of expectations. To me the scan looks technically correct and the image looks like what I imagine the scene to have been like. Ordinarily, a scan is thought of as an intermediary ...


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Does anyone know how I could fix this picture? Increase gamma/exposure by a half stop (or however much you like). Auto levels on a separate layer with color blending to correct the color cast. Some programs use temperature and tint to adjust white balance. Any other levels/curves adjustments to taste. Some programs have shadows, midtones, highlights ...


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Without really knowing what you want out of the photo, opening it in Photoshop's Camera Raw & Hitting the Auto button will perk it up quite a bit. I've then pushed a little Vibrance, sharpened it slightly & used noise reduction to kill the worst of the noise [there's still a fair bit of 'jpeginess' in it, but I'm assuming that's not in your original. ...


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For whatever reason, the film was either grossly underexposed or grossly underdeveloped, or maybe a combination of both. Your example has the classic look of underexposed/underdeveloped film that the printer compensated exposure on to try and get something usable out of it. Anytime you see that green tint and low contrast combined, it's a sure sign a ...


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Some woods, over days, lighten and darken after exposure to sun. I notice it on lumber deliveries, especially cedar. I've been tempted to set a pinhole camera, with board as target of a scene, and wait.


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Perfectly straight discolorations like this one usually come from the scanning process. It could mean not calibrated/damaged scanner sensor. It can also mean there is a dust in a calibration area or on the sensor. Could be an easy fix depending on the model. Streaks often show up in "dense" negatives, as the scanner has the lowest "signal to ...


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It looks like a light leak to me.


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I've used a bathroom or a changing bag for a darkroom for years; you don't need more than that for an appropriate space. You'll need to invest in both processing chemicals (i.e., Developer, Stop Bath, Fixer, Photo-Flo) and developing equipment (changing bag, film clips, developing tank, developing reel, film squeegee, thermometer, measuring beaker, 4 opaque ...


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Sparkling light September 13, 2021. Kahlenberg, Vienna, Austria. Minolta XG-1, Kodak T-Max 400, 1/250s I got extremely lucky when I stumbled into an engagement of two persons up on the Kahlenberg, in front of a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Vienna, together with a friend of mine. It was a cloud-less night and the sun had already set; thus the ...


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Birthday Morning I normally don't get up early, but thought I would try my luck on my birthday. Queen's Park, London (2021) Kodak Ultramax 400, Pentax P30, 50mm f/1.7


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