A discourse in photography, media and culture
posted by Joe V at 10:50 AM
A couple weeks ago, a few of my friends and I, loaded up our fully manual film cameras with some black and white rolls to play.
I still love my cheap, 'toy' Wide-n-Slim point-n-shoot camera. I have a few rolls from that which need developing. I'll get on that soon.Great post.
Gee, you take a nice photo, Joe. The pictures of your typecast are great. And the contrast in that picture of the Minolta is beautiful.I just picked up an Olympus OM-2n and am really enjoying using one again (I stupidly sold my original one back in the early '90s. It even made me feel like a professional photographer when I took 14 pictures of my wife in order to wind up with two or three that I was happy with.
Thanks, Teeritz. This article's typecast was scanned on my flatbed, in contrast to the last few articles where I've alternated between using my Lumix G1 and iPad2 to photograph the typecast. In the scanner software I set the light and dark points, and reduce the middle setting to around 1.10, which increases midtone contrast, which gives great scans, wherein I like to see the texture of the paper (a typecast being as much about the paper as the ink).Regarding the shot of the Minolta, it too was placed face-down on the flat bed and scanned, rather than photographing it with my digital. The sensor on the scanner appears to have enough depth of focus so as to permit scanning 3D objects, which might inspire me to do some scanner art in the future.~Joe
Have a comment? I'll post your comment after I read it.~Joe
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