Official Film Thread

Dec 09, 2012 @ 20:26
Do you guys develop your film by yourself? Or do you just bring it to a store? I'm wondering if putting a dark room in my house is worth it. any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks.
Dec 09, 2012 @ 22:46
Originally posted by Inactive User
Do you guys develop your film by yourself? Or do you just bring it to a store? I'm wondering if putting a dark room in my house is worth it. any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks.
definitely worth it if you shoot alot and have the time, money, and space.
Dec 10, 2012 @ 03:11
Anyone have any experience carrying film through airports in a lead bag? I know if you're traveling domestically it's not a problem because the TSA has standard regulations, but I traveled internationally with film for the first time last month and I have to say that it was a bitch. It was probably due in part to the area where I was traveling (South Africa) is a little more primitive (no racism intended, lol), maybe they would be more understanding in other countries. It was just annoying having to argue with the security dudes at every airport we went to.

edit: funny story tho lol, one security dude at one of the airports we went to was really skeptical of my polaroid camera, so he demanded that he had to take a family portrait of us to make sure it was really a camera haha.
Dec 10, 2012 @ 21:21


First time posting pictures on here. These are two I took over the summer that I really like. Top is on a lake in upstate New York. Bottom is somewhere in Michigan.
Dec 11, 2012 @ 09:07








My first "photoshoot". I couldn't really do much about the background due to lighting conditions and my lack of an external flash (I was trying to get there before sundown but it was too late).

I'm trying to build up my portfolio and get better at taking portraits of people so any constructive criticism, words of advice, etc. would be greatly appreciated!

www.ProbablyNotGold.com

Dec 12, 2012 @ 19:37
^^^
Def get an external flash. What kinda camera you working with?
And if you're open to trying new things you should try working with medium format. It's a little more pricy but its amazing for portraits. 
Dec 13, 2012 @ 02:15






Dec 13, 2012 @ 05:22
my high school cut both the photography class and club this year. i was interested in doing that, but now it looks like my best option is taking a photo class at the local state college. does anyone have experience doing that? i'm only 17 and kinda shy, so idk if it will be weird, but i'm interested in learning-- especially the developing process.

edit: class info says it puts an emphasis on black and white film. is it that way with most classes? cool with me, just thought it was interesting.
Dec 13, 2012 @ 18:17
^^
My high school did the same shit my senior year, which was the only year I had time to take that class. I regret not going to a college to take the course. And pretty much any standard film photography class will be taught with black and white film. It won't be weird my dude. The class will be filled with people just like you, maybe just a little older.
Dec 13, 2012 @ 19:46
^ I agree with him. It won't be weird, it will give you the opportunity to meet cool people that you have stuff in common with. Also, I'm not sure of your experience with film but black and white is a great way to start, thats how I got into photography.

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Dec 13, 2012 @ 20:03
Thanks guys. I think I'm gonna inquire. Do you know if you get access to the darkroom to develop any photos you want, or just the ones that are for the class?
Dec 13, 2012 @ 20:57
^^^
Def get an external flash. What kinda camera you working with?
And if you're open to trying new things you should try working with medium format. It's a little more pricy but its amazing for portraits. 
A Minolta SRT-201 with a standard 50mm f/2.8 lens. I actually purchased an external flash yesterday at my local Salvation Army and had some general questions about it (if anyone can answer them).



1. I don't know if all external flashes for SLR's have the same settings but what are those green, white, and red dots underneath the ASA (a.k.a. ISO) / DIN for?

2. I've read that most SLR's have a shutter speed number on the dial that is already highlighted (mines is 1/60) and that's the recommended speed that should be used with your flash. Also, this flash is telling me which apertures to use depending on the ISO and my distance from the subject. What I want to know is, how reliable are these "automatic" settings (so to speak)? Would I still need to use a light meter? And if so, how would I compensate for the flash?

Thanks

www.ProbablyNotGold.com

Dec 13, 2012 @ 22:36
^^
My high school did the same shit my senior year, which was the only year I had time to take that class. I regret not going to a college to take the course. And pretty much any standard film photography class will be taught with black and white film. It won't be weird my dude. The class will be filled with people just like you, maybe just a little older.
Dec 13, 2012 @ 22:45
I always use a meter. The flash I had was also pretty damn old so I didn't really trust the automatic settings. 
Dec 14, 2012 @ 01:25
my yashica t3 gets the most random light leaks. here are two shots from my recent roll. fuji superia 800.



Dec 14, 2012 @ 14:49
Bought this cheap vivitar film camera when i was out in Ohio earlier this year for $5 and here are a few shots. It's basically a camera that ill be bringing to parties or day to day life.



Dec 14, 2012 @ 14:49
Bought this cheap vivitar film camera when i was out in Ohio earlier this year for $5 and here are a few shots. It's basically a camera that ill be bringing to parties or day to day life.



Dec 15, 2012 @ 01:41

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Dec 15, 2012 @ 01:41
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Dec 15, 2012 @ 01:57
@BKBROWN I see some of your shots have a lot of reblogs. I'm looking to get more exposure for my photography. Do you think that the people who reblog way down the chain actually check the source and see who took the picture? Should I fux wit it?
Dec 15, 2012 @ 02:55
@BKBROWN I see some of your shots have a lot of reblogs. I'm looking to get more exposure for my photography. Do you think that the people who reblog way down the chain actually check the source and see who took the picture? Should I fux wit it?
25000 notes... 1000 views, and probably half of that is tumblr so 500 views for 25,000 notes

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Dec 15, 2012 @ 04:35
@BKBROWN I see some of your shots have a lot of reblogs. I'm looking to get more exposure for my photography. Do you think that the people who reblog way down the chain actually check the source and see who took the picture? Should I fux wit it?
I recently got a substantial amount of notes on a photo... 2,300+ and that was major for me; previously I hadn't gotten over 100. Since this I have gained approx. 50ish followers.
Theres some numbers for ya. I think tumblr is worth while for people to see your stuff but most people don't give a shit about photography, they just want cool shit on their blog. I think you will find the people that actually follow you are the ones who understand what you are doing and are more fascinated than to just press reblog. Its up to you!

chadacadabra.tumblr.com

Dec 15, 2012 @ 04:35
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Dec 15, 2012 @ 22:34
went to the flea market today to hunt for old cameras. found a brand new canon ef 50mm 1.8 II for $15. stoked to put it to use on my canon slr.
Dec 16, 2012 @ 06:34
delete*******
Dec 16, 2012 @ 06:34
What i've been shooting with lately. hp5+, portra 400, pro400h



thinking about selling them. 
Dec 16, 2012 @ 06:44

Dec 16, 2012 @ 13:40
shit be tight honeslty
Dec 16, 2012 @ 13:51
@BKBROWN I see some of your shots have a lot of reblogs. I'm looking to get more exposure for my photography. Do you think that the people who reblog way down the chain actually check the source and see who took the picture? Should I fux wit it?
I recently got a substantial amount of notes on a photo... 2,300+ and that was major for me; previously I hadn't gotten over 100. Since this I have gained approx. 50ish followers.
Theres some numbers for ya. I think tumblr is worth while for people to see your stuff but most people don't give a shit about photography, they just want cool shit on their blog. I think you will find the people that actually follow you are the ones who understand what you are doing and are more fascinated than to just press reblog. Its up to you!
It's really hard to say. I think getting tumblr exposure is all about capturing stuff that kind of fits the mentality of tumblr or stuff that is emerging. but even then if you don't post a consistient theme on your blog then people are timid to follow. like i posted that pic of death grips and got over 400 reblogs from it (stoked) but only got like 5 new followers. it seems like everything else on the internet you just have to be mildly to very famous to have any sort of large following. or be a girl. white middle class male struggle over here.

also, just copped this. fucking excited. parents surprised me for graduation.



beautiful condition. came with original boxes and manuals and strap and everything.

http://kylekukshtel.com

Dec 16, 2012 @ 18:23
^So awesome man. Also grats on graduating. I was looking into getting a mamiya 7, but im sooo attracted to 6x6 that I  HAVE to get a hasselblad. Anyway post pics soon.

http://kevinshanklin.com/ IF YOU HAVE A FFFOUND.COM INVITE MSG ME

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