Official Film Thread

November 06, 2009 @ 01:27:30
running it and keeping it alive!!

Originally posted by Inactive User
i can't get an even, straight print to save my life.

cant you just "frame" it. i dont know much about dark room, but my class had these metal frames which sized your picture and kept it straight/framed perfectly. im not sure how much they were but they had sizes 2X3, 4X6, 5X7, and 8X10 all in one that lined up the edges perfectly straight.
November 06, 2009 @ 01:54:51
that would be called an easel? easle? idk how to spell it
November 06, 2009 @ 19:28:52
running it and keeping it alive!!

cant you just "frame" it. i dont know much about dark room, but my class had these metal frames which sized your picture and kept it straight/framed perfectly. im not sure how much they were but they had sizes 2X3, 4X6, 5X7, and 8X10 all in one that lined up the edges perfectly straight.

yeah, i only have an 8x10 easel that i borrow of my friend. the only way to get your picture perfectly straight every time is to make sure the negative is enlarged so much it overlaps the edges of the easel. some photographers do it, i don't. i personally like the sloppy border look with a black frame around my image. i dunno i think it looks better.
November 07, 2009 @ 00:06:59
are you using a home made negative carrier or something though?
November 07, 2009 @ 10:31:19
yeah made out of cardboard. i broke the metal one a while ago when i dropped it and have yet to buy another one.
November 08, 2009 @ 13:33:44
Some incredible stuff here guys.

I recently shot a short film on 16mm film B&W and the aesthetic, tonal range, etc. is gorgeous
November 09, 2009 @ 17:57:16

the lens on this little guy is shot, definitely not as sharp as it should be.. /

November 09, 2009 @ 18:54:55
the last two have beautiful tones.

my friend and i just split the cost of a 8x10 pearl fiber paper. smokeyface
November 09, 2009 @ 19:01:11
we just got a v700 at school.
time to induldge in some color film i think.. or get this e100 roll processed for 11$ or whatever the fuck it is. /

November 09, 2009 @ 22:30:51
calarts gave me a free roll of kodak 120 porta 400vc today :D haha hopefully i can get a free roll every week. that will be so badass
November 09, 2009 @ 22:31:32
nice. 36 exp or 24?
November 12, 2009 @ 21:41:21
120 dowg. im shooting 6x6 so thatd be 12
November 12, 2009 @ 23:35:24
i'm thinking of setting up a dark room in my house, but i can't stand the smell of the developer solution.. you guys think i should? cuz i love working with film haha
November 13, 2009 @ 02:35:17
^ fixer is da grossest smellin shit evah.
November 13, 2009 @ 19:37:51
yeah. fixer smells like vinegar and cigarettes mixed together. it's really weird. i would kill to have my own darkroom. i seriously would. it would be quite expensive to have a decent water wash/dryer, and gallons of chemicals, but if i had one i would be really happy.
November 13, 2009 @ 22:23:45
Everything shot by me on 35mm on my 3 first rolls ever

November 14, 2009 @ 00:10:28
I have few SLRs ex Nikon FE, Fuji, Retina II,etc. Some of my work -
November 15, 2009 @ 07:48:46
got myself a yashica lynx 14E... the shutter doesn't always fire so its a bit of an annoyance/waste of film but the results aren't bad and its fun to play with...

weighs a fuckin ton though
November 19, 2009 @ 01:30:39

November 19, 2009 @ 16:42:41
i got a new negative carrier so i can now print full frame without it being fucked.

8x10 full frame of macro.

destroyed negative with a photogram.
November 19, 2009 @ 17:04:02
I got a question for b&w photography.
How do i get pictures like this.
I want to take pictures where my subject is basically a silhouette in black but you can tell what it is, like a person for example, and the background is its normal color. How would i do that?!?
I need to know asap i might go shooting tonight!!!
My idea was goin into an alley with maybe a light pole down the alley so i can see whats ahead and have a friend holding a bat with his back turned to me so i get him silhouetted.

i dont really get what metering is and dont know how to do it but i hear it alot in my class. Im not a photo major but i am taking a photo class in college right now and im on my final project.
November 19, 2009 @ 17:35:13
shoot during a sunset or sunrise.
November 19, 2009 @ 18:51:29
the subject should cover the main source of light in order to get a sillhouette
November 21, 2009 @ 16:06:54
i wanna make a dope cyanotype or some shit.
November 23, 2009 @ 10:13:47

our blog has some 35mm pics taken with a yashica t4 and nikon f2 by my friend

November 24, 2009 @ 02:16:32
spent like 2 and a half hours making a color print. ill try n scan it in either tomorrow or wednesday. color is exhausting :| i feel like i test stripped like 30 times
November 25, 2009 @ 01:41:47
did some litho printing the other day.
mounted a shot from the hasselblad, will post pictures probably tomorrow.

learned burning/dodging today in the darkroom, its super weird, but the results are sick. /

November 25, 2009 @ 19:06:15
haha you're in advanced photo and they haven't taught you that yet? cotdamn.
November 30, 2009 @ 20:33:02
developed 2 rolls today. gonna make some prints tomorrow.
December 01, 2009 @ 15:02:08
back to using a homeade neg. carrier cause sloppy borders always look better with portraits imo.

i met this guy a few months ago when i went to this one restaurant in downtown for the first time. since then, i've always been going to the restaurant cause it's bomb as shit. this homeless guy at the end of the block has always been there and asked me for change everytime he's seen me. i've always ignored him. this thanksgiving i told him i'd buy him some food if he let me take pictures of him, so i did.

and some random other homeless guy that i saw next to the parking lot
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