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I briefly shot film seriously on my Maxxum 7000, but put it down in 1988 and picked it up about 4 months ago. For me, it is essential to understanding the making of a photograph because it makes me think through what the digital does when I toggle a lever or spin a wheel. If I can do that automatically when on the film cam, for me--understanding how to get what I want from a photo becomes much simpler. When I gain an unconscious competence, I will be able to move ahead in my own work.
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It's an odd thing; years ago when b/w pics and films were more common, I used to love b/w prints, but today with everything in colour, I find it much less natural.
Quite often I take a picture with very little colour in it, and find it works better in low colour than pure b/w
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Post Options Post Options   Quote retta Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 August 2017 at 00:52
Originally posted by Miranda F Miranda F wrote:

It's an odd thing; years ago when b/w pics and films were more common, I used to love b/w prints, but today with everything in colour, I find it much less natural.
Quite often I take a picture with very little colour in it, and find it works better in low colour than pure b/w


I am still enamored of the perfect black and white image on film. I find my taste in this doesn't mesh well with what I see in the bulk of the work I see around (dyxxum gets to be the exception!). I need to learn what it is I dislike and avoid it, so I am digging in. It may be that I don't like it when it is changed in post-production.
Color can be so breathtaking. I just got a Hasselblad 500 c/m to augment my Minolta film system. I am so enamored of these color images. I just got started, so am hoping the novelty doesn't wear off, lol.



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