I am becoming better (at a very slow pace) in producing analogue pictures. Yay! It’s just like they say, “practice makes perfect”. I know I won’t be able to have anything close to perfect, but I will have something that’s worth being framed in the family room or sent as a post card.
To refresh your memory, here are a couple of pictures I took from my first “successful” roll.
These pictures were taken by a Diana Mini on a Lomography ISO 400 Color Negative. I didn’t know why they turned out so dark and blue. I had no experience with analogue cameras and I had no experience with scanning negatives.
Now, here are the pictures I took on a second roll. I took them with my Diana F+ on a Lomography ISO 800 Color Negative. Yes, you probably guessed right. I over exposed most of them. I thought I was still shooting on an ISO 400 and it was a bright and sunny weekend. I lost over 20 images of yummy food! I will only buy 400 ISO film from now on, until I can perfectly produce 36 images from a 36-exposure film roll.
But I noticed that my pictures somehow turned out A BIT better. Now my problem is, I don’t know what made it look better. Was it the camera? the film? the settings combinations? or maybe because I spent more time changing and testing the settings on VueScan. Either way, it’s going to take a lot more time to get to know my Diana F+ and what she’s into.
I’m thinking it’s the settings on my scanner. I found this VueScan tipster, but it was after I scanned my negatives. The only thing that I did different is that the VueScan I’m using is not a plug-in for Photoshop. I also didn’t scan them at the highest resolution. It just takes too long! Is it better if I use Photoshop to scan my negatives? Any comments and/or feedback would be much appreciated!
What settings do you use when scanning with VueScan and using Lomography Negatives?
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