As a few of my followers of my blog know I have started getting back into shooting film again.
It’s a very enjoyable experience but is not a cheap pastime so I decided to take the film scanning part of the cost out by purchasing my own film scanner, an Epson Perfection V330 Photo to be precise.
link : http://www.epson.co.uk/Store/Scanners/Epson-Perfection-V330-Photo
Not only can I scan in my newly shot negatives but I had loads of old stuff dying to see the light of day and enter the digital world.
I have noticed that it is far easier to scan the new negs than it is the old ones, even though I thought I had taken care of them every little imperfection really stands out when scanned at 3200 dpi or approx 12 megapixel which is plenty for what I want to use them for.
I have uploaded some of my first scans, a mixture of old ( my daughter Amy on her 3rd Birthday 14 years ago) and some taken last weekend.
I am really impressed with the scanner it is pretty quick and the quality is first class, I scanned the neg of my son that I took a few weeks ago to compare it to the original scan I had when getting the film processed and I must say it was like chalk and cheese this little scanner took the prize.
comments very welcome……..
The weather forecast was for snow to arrive here in South Wales around 10am on Saturday and they were not wrong, it snowed until late afternoon when sadly it turned to rain but as it was still extremely cold overnight most of the remaining snow has turned to ice.
Because it was snowing while we went out for a walk I didn’t really want to take my DSLR so used my trusty Olympus E-PL1 and as it is always in my pocket my iPhone4 using Hipstamatic.
The iPhone shots used the combination of the James M lens with Ina’s 1969 film.
While the Olympus was set to Pinhole mode and the emulsion frame effect was added in Photoshop.
Comments greatly accepted…………..
This weekend I have added another camera to my collection and have come to the conclusion that I am becoming a camera whore……. lol
The Nikon FM2n that I got my hands on is a dream camera, when I was in school I looked at the Nikons and longed to own one but never managed to get one.
I have a few film cameras now and do use them but not as much as I should but this FM2n is definitely going to change that.
I have just put my first roll of film through her and it was such a good feeling ( manual only was very liberating) and really slowed my photography down to a snails pace.
I cannot see myself shooting any sports with this camera even though it goes to 1/4000 sec but having to manage the aperture and shutter speed is not as easy as the Aperture priority I have been used to for the las 30 years or so.
Here are some shots of my lovely cameras messed about with in Photoshop 🙂
Went for a walk with my son Ben and shot some candid shots of him practising with a DSLR.
Shot in Raw processed in Aperture.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 1/640sec f2.8 iso 100
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