First time shooting film....

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  1. thebasedsloth

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    First I would say ... drop the disposable cameras and get a reloadable film camera.
    Film cameras don't cost must these days.

    #1 In the first shot, I am not sure what the subject is.
    #2 ... too much sky.
    #3, I think you are looking at the stairs and the shadow of the stairs ... but there is too much other stuff that distracts. Possibly a different angle would have worked better ?
     
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    My aunt is actually sending me a Nikon N55 (f55) Slr really soon, I just used the disposable as a personal introduction..
    And thanks for the critique Btw, I agree with what you said
     
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    What film was inside that Camera?

    This will be important in the future.

    The film used in this case looks like it was Ilford or Kodak Portra.
    The Portra is used for portraits (Easy way to remember PORTra - PORTrait)

    These would have benefited from Kodak Ektar, gives better, more saturated colours more suitable for landscape. You can still use Ektar for portraits, but it gives a small tan to skin tones.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I would guess that they are using a Kodak disposable ... that has Kodak Funsaver 800
     
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    That name makes me chuckle.

    (Fast paced Commercial voice)

    NOW! Introducing Kodak FUNSAVER-800!
    SHOOT! People and Pets!
    CLICK! What Was that!?
    THE SOUND OF MEMORIES BEING TAKEN!

    KODAK FUNSAVER-800!
    BUY YOURS TODAY!
     
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    The N55 is a great camera, but make sure you dial in +1 exposure compensation. Color negative film likes to be overexposed (the cheap stuff by ALOT), and when you dial in +1 it will bring up those blacks so they're not just grain and will bump up your saturation and smooth out tonality.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the tip man!^
    I have a question though, how do you scan negatives? Idek if my scanner is able to scan em but how can you tell if a scanner is capable of scanning film?
    and if its not, is there a way to open the negative in PS and turn it into a positive that way?
     
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    old is gold i think is amazing that u try to shot with flim at this time where every thing has become digital


    kepp up the good work
     
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    Frequency Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    i like the second....

    Only if you don't feel bad..... you must select some strong subject from the millions around you... the images you have shown here are sharp and defined but lack a strong subject.....

    Regards :D
     
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    Have your film processed and burnt to CD. Don't bother spending to develop, it is cheaper this way and the scans will be much higher quality than with a prosumer scanner.
     
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    I should probably get 'aprosummer' scanner then!
    Another question; Would it be cheaper to develop it myself? Is it worth going through the trouble or should i just pay someone 5 bucks to do it?
     

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