Official Film Thread

December 13, 2012 @ 02:15:12 AM
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December 13, 2012 @ 05:22:38 AM
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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.
December 13, 2012 @ 18:17:30 PM
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^^
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.
December 13, 2012 @ 19:46:08 PM
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^ 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.

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December 13, 2012 @ 20:03:16 PM
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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?
December 13, 2012 @ 20:57:46 PM
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^^^
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

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December 13, 2012 @ 22:36:04 PM
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^^
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.
December 13, 2012 @ 22:45:53 PM
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I always use a meter. The flash I had was also pretty damn old so I didn't really trust the automatic settings. 
December 14, 2012 @ 01:25:43 AM
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my yashica t3 gets the most random light leaks. here are two shots from my recent roll. fuji superia 800.



December 14, 2012 @ 14:49:36 PM
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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.



December 14, 2012 @ 14:49:40 PM
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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.



December 15, 2012 @ 01:41:15 AM
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December 15, 2012 @ 01:41:20 AM
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December 15, 2012 @ 01:57:51 AM
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@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?
December 15, 2012 @ 02:55:07 AM
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@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

most people don't check the photographer. they just reblog
December 15, 2012 @ 04:35:37 AM
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@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!

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December 15, 2012 @ 04:35:51 AM
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accidental double post

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December 15, 2012 @ 22:34:24 PM
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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.
December 16, 2012 @ 06:34:42 AM
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delete*******
December 16, 2012 @ 06:34:56 AM
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What i've been shooting with lately. hp5+, portra 400, pro400h



thinking about selling them. 
December 16, 2012 @ 06:44:15 AM
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December 16, 2012 @ 13:40:55 PM
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shit be tight honeslty
December 16, 2012 @ 13:51:34 PM
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@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.
December 16, 2012 @ 18:23:01 PM
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^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.
December 16, 2012 @ 20:26:04 PM
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mamiya 6 !
December 16, 2012 @ 22:48:10 PM
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^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.
mamiya 6 !
i was def considering 6x6. The 500C/M was my first choice, but I was sold on the portability of the 7. not to mention the lenses are fucking gorgeous. I also considered a that fuji 6x9 but decided that since it's so cheap i can put off getting one.

no 6 for the same reason. and 6x7 is great because you can get that extra space for panoramic. i'm like flipping looking at the size of the negative. my 60D won't be able to touch it.
December 17, 2012 @ 01:44:17 AM
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im selling a 503cw.  you guys wanna check it out?
December 18, 2012 @ 17:47:23 PM
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what's good people. it's been a while. i met up with this dude to buy his T4 but when i arrived he told me he sold it to another dude like 30 mins before me. so he gave me a big mini for compensation, no charge. def excited to test it out. the only defect is, the lcd is dead so it's on auto mode all the time

December 19, 2012 @ 06:16:33 AM
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great camera. wont be disappointed.
December 19, 2012 @ 17:20:00 PM
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i have a question for those more knowledgeable than me. ok so say i have two canon ae-1s. both of them have the same 400 iso film in them, but one has a 35-200mm 3.5 zoom lens on it, and the other one has a 50mm 1.8 on it. if i set the aperture on both of the cameras to 5.6, will the shutter speed have to be slower on the ae-1 with the 35-200mm lens on it in order to get the same exposure as the one with the 50mm set at 5.6? i am having this problem with my two ae-1s. i think its because the lens is so long that it needs more light to get the same exposure, even when the zoom is set to 50mm and the aperture is the same. 
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