If you get the exposure wrong on cross-processed slide film it can look washed out or oversaturated. Here’s a tip that can breathe new life into your slides.
I was recently given a roll of very expired Fuji Astia as a present. It was extremely tasty but had a very red cast in some lights. In other conditions the film seemed to be very dense in the darker areas of the exposure. I felt like there should have been more latitude. Some shots like my girlfriend’s dad and shots of Sauchiehall Street weren’t exposed properly.
Luckily for me my friendly neighbourhood lab tech (Claire) let me in on a wee secret. You can get great results from some colour slides when you scan them black and white.
Here’s the meat of this tipster: If your colour slides suck – ask your lab tech (or yourself if you do your own scanning) to scan them monochrome. It can mean the difference between a shot that works and one that doesn’t. Here are the ones that turned out better for being monochrome:
There are many advantages to scanning your own film: it is cost-effective, you get to control the output, and you're able to scan special formats that most film labs aren't capable of. If you're new to film scanning, here are a few tips to get you started.
Ian Hobson is a UK based photographer who specialises in light painting. He uses a variety of equipment and unusual techniques to create fabulous effects. He talked to us about using the Neptune Convertible art Lens System.
When one reaches his or her 'coming-of-age' phase, it usually takes place at the tertiary level of education. Part of having a successful college life is... all about connecting to networks and the right people. They party hard, those fraternities and sororities.
Sometimes, you can't help but wish for the days to snow forever. The winter is when all life forms retreat to their homes and become recluses, awarding themselves with the much-needed rest they deserve after eleven months of work-and-play. This Monday Moodboard is a glimpse of the hibernating days.