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Postby ed » Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:16 pm

This could turn out to be the loneliest topic on Muvipix. I don't know if anyone else that visits is still doing film photography, but I would love to see your work and any tips.I love being thoughtful with each shot.

This Christmas I got C41 chemicals and a sous vide (for temperature control) from my wife. I developed my first roll of color film ever yesterday, and I must say it's easier then doing B&W film.

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:39 pm

Not only are you developing film, you're developing COLOR film, ed!

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby sidd finch » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:07 pm

This could turn out to be the loneliest topic on Muvipix


Ed, I for one am most happy to read about your analog adventures through film camera.

Now how do you get that drone to lift an analog camera and get a pic that you develop... lol

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:57 am

sidd finch wrote:Now how do you get that drone to lift an analog camera and get a pic that you develop... Sidd

...and, unless you have a motor drive, having to keep landing to wind forward to the next frame could get a bit tedious
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Re: Analog Photography

Postby ed » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:00 am

That would be a sight to see Sidd! I'm taking the new drone out for the first time late this afternoon after I visit my Father. Just will try to figure out the controls.
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Re: Analog Photography

Postby Dave McElderry » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:08 pm

This is cool, Ed. Is this print film or slides? If print, are you also developing your own prints? I'm wondering how you got from the film to the pics you posted. My dad had a darkroom and we would develop B&W negative film and make prints, often up to 11x14. He always said that developing color print film and prints was more difficult because it required more chemicals and closer control of temperatures, but we never tried it.
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Re: Analog Photography

Postby ed » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Hi Dave,

These are color negative taken with Kodak Proimage 100 film and a Minolta Hi-Matic G camera I bought in college, I think 1978. It's a point and shoot, but it's a great camera to slip in a jacket pocket.

I don't have a darkroom. I use a daylight developing tank and scan the negatives. I wish I could do prints, that was my favorite thing to do in photography classes. There's a lab you can rent time in at a federal park near me, but they've been closed because of Covid.

The toughest thing with color developing is you need a constant temp for the chemicals, usually 102 degrees, and there is a bleach agent involved. I got a sous vide for my holiday gift to keep the temp, keeping the chemical bottles in a water bath.

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby Dave McElderry » Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:29 am

ed wrote:These are color negative taken with Kodak Proimage 100 film and a Minolta Hi-Matic G camera I bought in college, I think 1978. It's a point and shoot, but it's a great camera to slip in a jacket pocket.
I don't have a darkroom. I use a daylight developing tank and scan the negatives. I wish I could do prints, that was my favorite thing to do in photography classes. There's a lab you can rent time in at a federal park near me, but they've been closed because of Covid.
The toughest thing with color developing is you need a constant temp for the chemicals, usually 102 degrees, and there is a bleach agent involved. I got a sous vide for my holiday gift to keep the temp, keeping the chemical bottles in a water bath.[/img]

Thanks Ed! Appreciate the info.
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Re: Analog Photography

Postby ed » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:26 am

This is a great video explaining how to use a spot meter in film photography. I have a Minolta meter, but the nice thing about the one he's using is you don't have to change attachments to go from incident to spot metering. He's also so correct that you're best to slightly over expose film. I think digital is the reverse from that because you can't recover the blown out highlights.

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby ed » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:29 am

Here's a photo of my Dad from last weekend I used the incident light attachment on. I've been a little lazy and used either a phone app or the camera meter (if it has one) lately. Camera is Yashicaflex B, film is Kodak Porta 160 shoot at box speed.

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby sidd finch » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:01 pm

I really enjoyed using film cameras. It was a surprise to find out if the picture you took was any good (relative term) You had to really make sure the shot was worth it to take.

But now I have been shooting on my Casio QV-10 and it is such a cool experience.
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It has a fixed focus, rotating F2.0 lens, which is equivalent to 60mm. The price is around $750, which is a bargain. Photos are captured by a 1/5" CCD, which produces photos at a gigantic resolution of 320 x 240. The QV-10 has no memory card, instead saving photos to its 16Mbit (2MB) of built-in memory. Cameras does not capture movies but I love it. :CS:

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby Dave McElderry » Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:09 pm

You always have been cutting edge Sidd
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Re: Analog Photography

Postby ed » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:29 pm

Sweet rig Sidd. Another advantage you have is that the image file sizes probably don't take up a lot of space on your MySpace site,

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby sidd finch » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:55 am

Another advantage you have is that the image file sizes probably don't take up a lot of space on your MySpace site


Amen to that. It also makes it easier to send pictures to my friend through Hotmail (upgraded from my Lycos account). Gosh I love this technology.

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Re: Analog Photography

Postby Dave McElderry » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:03 pm

sidd finch wrote:Amen to that. It also makes it easier to send pictures to my friend through Hotmail (upgraded from my Lycos account). Gosh I love this technology.

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