New to film...some of my prints

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  1. carolineruth12

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    I'm sort of new to film. However, i've discovered a new passion and i prefer it immensely to digital photography! Here are some good prints i made. Let me know what you think.

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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    These are some nice shots. You might want to consider posting them in the gallery. I do have a few questions, though... What camera are ya shootin' with, what film, what developer?
     
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    yes nice stuff...
     
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    I'm shooting with a Minolta Maxxum 5, film...Kodak Tmax 400 or Ilford 400, developer... HC 110.
    And how do you post in the gallery?
     
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    I seem to miss some contrast & sharpness... same as when I scanned some of my prints, so I guess its because of your scanner...

    Nice photos ;)
     
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    Click on the little "mountain" button and paste the photobucket URL into the space provided in the pop-up window. That way, your actual photo will appear in the post, rather than just the URL.
     
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    Caroline, if you'd like I can move this thread over to the General Gallery. Or you can re-post these images in any gallery you'd like, as dinodan described.

    Nice stuff. :)
     
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    What is it about the film process that you all like so much more than digital?

    I always thought that what people liked was the higher dynamic range.
    But when I see some film images, they appear to have less range than most digital images.
    Not to mention that scanned images are always alot "softer" than those created directly by a CCD and require more sharpening which many people don't even do.
    When that's the case, the quality of the image isn't near that of a well exposed and corrected digital image.

    So I'm just wondering if it's maybe the more manual and hands on process of film?
    Do you guys feel that you have less control over the image when it's digital because it depends on skill with the computer and an application like Photoshop?

    I've never even used a non-digital SLR, and I learned Photoshop for graphic design purposes before I had an interest in photography.
    Photoshop is what sparked my interest in photography because I like image manipulations as it's possible to create things that aren't possible otherwise.

    So this is something that I really wonder about because it seems to me that with a good dSLR, and good skill with an app like PS, that you can achieve things that just aren't possible when you take the computer completely out of the process.
     
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    Wonder and Awe- There is danger and suspense, suprise and disappointment.

    and delayed gratification.

    Skill and knowledge, not only with the camera, but with the chemical reactions in the lab, use of the enlarger. Using darkroom techniques that are mimicked by Photoshop.

    and that wonderful feeling that comes with mastery of those skills.

    I do shoot alot of digital. But for me it is the difference between a drive-thru hamburger and a BBQ with friends. I simply find film more satisfying.
     
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    Very unique I like it :)
    Here's my webpage
    mouricry.deviantart.com
     
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    That's about the equivalent of why I use digital.
    Can't argue with that logic.

    Especially this one-
    I like that feeling too.
    It's pretty much why I do everything I do, everything design related anyway.
     
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    Well then, you are among friends...let's say no more about how we obtain our images... and just enjoy them.
     

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