Wednesday, 29 December 2010

the reflected proof


Everyone who knows me, know I’m an organized girl. Therefore it is no surprise that my photo archives are neat and tidy. Each folder is labeled with date and appropriate keyword(s). Folders containing film photos are also labeled with type of film and camera.

I picked up a new film from the lab today; an expired Kodak Press Chrome 100 slide film. (I have only found this source about it online.) It seems to be a beautiful film and I'm mostly happy with the results of the roll, but I think the fact that it is expired makes it grainier than it should be. It has been a little while since I finished the film, so it bugged me that I had forgotten which camera I used. Before I got the Minolta SRT 101, the answer was easy; 95 % of the films were shot with the Canon EOS 500N. Now I have a feeling the Minolta will take its place. When I saw this end of the roll shot I found peace of mind ;-)

Edit, replies to comments:

Kitchu:
Shooting slide film is not different from shooting "normal" film. All films have different capabilities when it comes to color tones, grain, sharpness etc. In my experience slide film have a superb ability to capture light.

Kevin asked:
Do you scan your own shots and if so, what scanner do you recommend. Also, do you use Lightroom or Aperture to organize or is it with your standard operating system?

I'm lazy; the photo lab scans my films. I have no clue about scanners. I do not use either Lightroom or Aperture; I use my own manual folder system. I name folders with date first and then keyword, for example "241210 Christmas Eve". That way the folders are sorted chronologically. Folders are then sorted into months and years.

6 comments:

  1. i like the grain, personally. i have never shot with slide film and have no idea what that entails... i assume it is different than shooting with film.

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  2. ps. totally envy your organizational skills in terms of your photos. i hardly ever remember what film i used, and my i-photo library is a bit of a big mess.

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  3. I forgot to ask in your giveaway, do you scan your own shots and if so, what scanner do you recommend. Also, do you use Lightroom or Aperture to organize or is it with your standard operating system? Thanks Hei, you inspired me to set up a flickr account and to have a goal to shoot more personal stuff.

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  4. Slide film is a bit more exacting when it comes to making sure you have a good exposure. I think negative film gives you a lot of leeway with exposure and you can typically over- or under-expose and still get a decent photo. With slide, you usually need to be a bit closer to get a good image out of it.

    But yes... Astrid is right that slide does seem to capture light better, especially soft light.

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  5. We use the same folder naming system! :)

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  6. Hei Astrid! Hvordan organiserer du og jobber du med bildene dine? Hvilke programmer bruker du? Det hadde vært interessant å lese om!

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