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Member Since 31 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2006 07:09 PM

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In Topic: What Transparency

31 August 2006 - 07:48 PM


Anyone who shoots slide film will tell you that that anyone who recomends a film off pat is talking poo.

Chromes are not forgiving, consequently each film has a subtle characteristic which orientates it towards one purpose or another.
Fuji velvia would be a disaster for someone with little experience if used to photograph people, likewise Kodak Ektachrome 100VS. Equally, Kodachrome 64 is a disaster for low dawn wildlife shots.

So to answer your question: What are you taking pictures of?

Some tips that are subject to opinion,

For a great starting point: reasonably accurate skin tones and saturated colours Fuji Astia 100F . The Same goes with Kodak Ektachrome 100GX slightly warmer

For wildlife thats moving Kodak Ektachrome 200 rated as ISO 400 or Fuji Provia 400F (cooler)

I have only suggested Kodak and Fuji films as they are reasonably available, although I had a fruitless search for them today instores, going to have to go online.

Regardless of what you do, when you get your slides back, buy, beg or borrow a slide projector, open a decent bottle of wine and sit yourself down in front of a 4ft by 6ft image and go through each shot for several minutes, study them carefully, because the time spent pouring over your slides is what photography is all about.

Then buy another role of film, shoot that and when you get the hang of it, envite some friends around.


In Topic: Scanning Slides Or 120 Roll

31 August 2006 - 07:22 PM

Now consider how much you value your time.

Each time you need to do a scan it takes you the better part of ten minutes for low quality but you will never want to save them.

Scan at the highest quality because, you should Scan once, Burn to CD once.

Me? I am frustrated by anything slow, but more so by having to do the same job twice.

In Topic: Printing A Photo On Canvas

31 August 2006 - 06:55 PM

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