Posts Tagged ‘film’
After using VSCO film once, I arrived at the conclusion that I do not like it at all.
Don't get me wrong. VSCO film has its appeal to a lot of photographers out there, who wish to make their images stand out from the rest. I myself am quite a outspoken lover of that 'film look'. The only difference is that I use REAL film to get that film look while many others choose to go with VSCO. Again, absolutely nothing wrong.
Credit where credit is due, I think that VSCO film is one of the best film-simulators out there for people.
It just does not appeal to me as much.Read More
Last week, I brought the Contax 645 out on two occasions to experience the difference between film and digital.
While a lot has been said about film versus digital, I have never really been put in a situation where I could keep the camera constant. This means to say that I have never shot digital and film with the same camera at one go.
With my recent acquisition of the Phase One P21 digital back, this comparison is now possible.
Here are some shots, taken by the Contax 645 with Fuji Pro 400H film.
I first encountered VSCO (Visual Supply Company) through my friend Benjamin last year. I did not give it much thought about its capabilities back then, for some strange reason.
This afternoon, I revisited the website and wondered how is it that I managed to overlook such a cool product.
If you have been shooting digital and wondered just what you need to do to achieve the amazing colors of film like Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X, then VSCO's film emulation is the product for you.Read More
I'll make no secret that I am quite the fan of Jose Villa and his approach to wedding photography, shooting exclusively on film and such.
So when Lydia and Shuohan came knocking on my door to help them with their ROM shoot, I jumped at the opportunity. It got better when Lydia was willing to experiment with film for the shoot.Read More
My Hasselblad 160mm f/4.8 CB finally arrived last month so I took it out for a walk.
However, I find myself shooting most of the time with my 60mm f/3.5 CF instead. It makes sense, because the 60mm is a 35mm equivalent on a 135mm DSLR and that makes it a really good walk-around lens.
In fact, I used the 60mm for most of my shots in China and the now-sold 150mm occasionally.Read More
I stumbled upon this CNN Special and its first few seconds sent a chill down my spine.
The scene: A young girl verbally commands her computer to search for the term 'analog photography' and the machine returns a search result taking viewers back the birth of film photography in the 19th century.
The video then brought us to five individuals (including Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt) from different background sharing their take on film photography with us.Read More
Last week I helped a friend to take some theatre headshots for casting usage. So I make full use of the opportunity to try out my Hasselblad system, on top of my deliverables.Read More
Finally had the time to try out my 56E extension tubes since I bought them in March. I must say that these tubes are freaking hard to use. While they let you go really up close to your subject, the shallow depth of field is really unforgiving and makes it hard to nail a sharp image.Read More
I've been on the Hasselblad mailing list since I got the H3Dii-31 back in 2009 (sold to my former biz partner since) so I get their monthly newsletter. Recently, they did a revamp and made it easier to look at works by fellow owners.Read More
Over the week I had the opportunity to use two high-end dedicated film scanners - Hasselblad Flextight 343 and Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED. So I decided to run a simple comparison between the both of them using the same negative.Read More