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  1. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Got tired of lurking so I figured I might as well say Hi. Who am I? I'm Michael, nice to meet you......... Once made my living from photography but the fast paced insanity of the commercial world did nothing but make me grouchy and forget why I ever picked up a camera.

    So years later I get the bug to create something and break out what I have left of my gear and shoot a few rolls of B&W that have been hiding in the bottom of my camera bag for the last 7 years. Some funny shadows and not too consistent contrast with those but I had fun so I ordered some more less aged film. Should be here in a few days.

    Right off the bat though I see I'm going to need to invest in a film scanner if I'm going to be posting pics. I found some old slides I'd shot back in 96' and scanned em' on mom's HP flatbed that has the slide/neg carrier. No matter what I did I lost way too much of something in each pic. Regained some of the original color and sharpness in Photoshop Elements with some but that scanner just doesn't do too well with that small of a medium to work with I guess as it scanned larger 5X7 and 8X10 with tons more quality. But I'll ask about scanners where I need to, post a pic or two to get started, and not lurk anymore........................
     
  2. voodoocat

    voodoocat ))<>(( Supporting Member

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    Hey, welcome to the forum fellow valley photog. I use the Minolta Scan Dual III which I love. It's quite a machine for $290. Right now they have the IV which has a slightly higher resolution for the same price.
     
  3. karissa

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    Glad to see you speak up. Love to have more input and more people to learn from. :)
     
  4. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Another AZ boy is exactly what we need..... shooting B&W in red rock country is sublime. :heart:

    Post away, please! Welcome to the forums, glad you spoke up! :D
     
  5. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    Ah yet another AZ fellow! good to have ya here mate!
     
  6. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Wow, this absolutley the friendliest forum I've ever seen. Thank you all very much for such a warm welcome. As soon as I get my scanning needs taken care of I hope to post a few pics. After my 6 year hiatus from the camera, I hope to pick up and start shooting again what I wanted to but never got around to it. I even have a project I started way back when and never finished. Would be a trip to finally nail it and then post a whole series of all the failed attempts over the years. We shall see.........
     
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    We are friendly.. Just watch out for MD... he sometimes bites. We try our best to keep him down but... sometimes he gets loose. :lol:
     
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    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    AND look out for the Karissa virus. It's a killer! :whip:
     
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    Welcome aboard Malachite!
     
  10. karissa

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    I don't know what they are talking about. :twisted:

     

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