Digitizing Negatives with a Camera – Revisited – PhotoPXL

I used to scan mostly with my Rolleiflex 6008AF and Ixpress / Hasselblad CF528 microstep back and a Schneider Makro Symmar lens in the m39 shutter adapter.  I still think that those ‘scans’ were the best scans I’ve achieved so far, however it was very time consuming to set up the focus because the focus was critical.   Here’s an article that details how to get your scanning set up aligned and parallel to the negative which I think is reallyRead more

Lippmann Colour Photography – AlternativePhotography.com

Source: Lippmann Colour Photography – AlternativePhotography.com TL/DR  – 1) Interesting technical discussion of one of the earliest color photography methods and 2) a great website that covers alternative photography. Mr. Lippmann won a nobel prize for developing a color photography technique in 1908.  He used a interference of light technique where light coming into the glass plate film was also bounced off a mirror behind the plate and thus the image recorded was the resulting combination of incoming light andRead more

Why I RARELY Shoot Wide Open (How to Separate the Subject from the Background) – YouTube

Mostly I  don’t watch videos about photographic techniques (not because I know everything, but I kind of like to do my own thing and not copy others) but this was a really great video by Kebs Cayabyab that shows 5 ways to separate your subject from the background without using shallow depth of field.   You should watch this 7 minute video! TL/DR,DW here they are:  Light/Shadow –  Use selective lighting to show your subject to the viewer Colors – FindRead more

Stand Development Darkroom Guide | The Art of Photography

Stand Development is a film developing process that involves placing film in a tank of highly diluted developer and letting it “stand” with no agitation. Source: Stand Development Darkroom Guide | The Art of Photography I just watched this video and thought it was a pretty useful introduction of stand development. It covered the potential advantages of the technique such as tolerance to exposure variance, more sharpness and dynamic range and also some of the potential pitfalls such as bromideRead more

Perception and Imaging Photography – A Way of Seeing by Zakia

Perception and Imaging: Photograph – A Way of Seeing     by Richard Zakia This is one of the best books I’ve read which deals with how the human mind perceives imagery.  It’s absolutely fantastic!  After reading even just the first chapters, I feel I have greatly improved both my knowledge of how to construct powerful images, and my understanding of how viewers might likely interpret my images.   This book is a must for anyone serious about improving their photography!Read more