In an effort to simplify my hybrid film workflow I experimented with a variety of films, developers, and scanning and post-processing techniques, but I did so in a haphazard manner and didn’t come up with any clear answers. I’d just about given up when I hit on the idea of simplifying one thing at a time, and finally everything fell into place.
[SPOILER: The answer turned out to be Tri-X, developed in Rodinal, scanned as RAW with a digital camera, and post-processed with nothing more than inverting, setting the black and white levels and adjusting the gamma.]
Continue reading ““New” Tri-X in Rodinal – Who Knew?”
In my continuing effort to settle on a single negative format one difference I hadn’t really thought about before is that when the 35mm cameras are in the closet and I am using the medium format cameras I spent a lot less time looking at photography sites on the internet and a lot more time looking at photographs in books in my little library and in the boxes of photographs scattered around the house. Just sayin’
The numbers in this post are a snapshot of where my hybrid film workflow is today. I am still taking most of my film pictures with my old Leicas but, increasingly, they are on a tripod with the Visoflex. Shaking hands and failing vision have reduced my percentage of “keepers” when shooting hand held to nearly zero. So marginal costs are of more than academic interest these days as I think about my future in photography. Continue reading “The Cost of Hybrid Film Photography Part 2 – Negatives”