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My film scanning experience

Hope my example willHi, Friends.I'm very happy, because it seems I found the way to use my huge old films archieve. I recently made scans in laboratory.I desided to try two kinds of them and check the difference. Expensive ones (about 4,5$ for 7058x4680px scan) came from Nikon Coolscan 9000, and cheaper (2$ for the same) - from printing machine Noritsu QSS-2901.It was quite strange for me to see that Nikon's scans were approved here much worse. May be because they had lower contrast.... continue reading

My scanning experience and some advice

So as you remember from my previous blog,I decided I want to scan all my negatives.Lucky for me I am just an amateur so I found myself with only ~3000 pictures I gathered through the years that I wanted to scan (don’t worry, I won’t try to upload them all).If I were a bit more serious I would really be in trouble.And now the dilemma starts.How much money are you willing to spend on pictures that were already taken?It makes sense to invest in a new shiny DSLR because of... continue reading

My Film Scanning Workflow

As of this blog entry, my portfolio contains 23 images.All were shot on film using a Canon AE-1 camera as old as I am.As I wrote in my first blog entry, I'm not anti-digital.In fact, I'm soon to have my very own Canon DSLR.In any case, I'd like to share my scanning process and hope that it helps someone with a collection of negatives and/or slides who's looking to put them to use.For starters, it helps to use the lowest ISO film possible, with very low grain.The following 2 images... continue reading

First Sales and First Blog Entry

Hello, I'm Reed Daigle,First of all, I'd like to thank my first customers on Dreamstime.During the past week and a half, I've had 4 sales.I appreciate your using my photos.If you don't mind and are able, please message me with links to where I can see the photos used.And thank you Dreamstime for a great way to get my photography to customers.I really like the site design and usability of Dreamstime.The only problem I have is the one at a time uploading.Then again, maybe I should... continue reading

Scanning for stock

I have managed to get an image accepted that is scanned from some of my old slides.I lived for a year in Bangladesh and took quite a lot of photos there, as well as during some travels in India.Scanning is a little frustrating as you have to deal with a number of issues:1. Dust and scratches.Hopefully there aren't scratches, but all the blowing in the world seems to leave a few particles behind that you need to take care of.2. Color balance.Colors fade at different rates so the older... continue reading

Don't Throw Away Your Film Camera

Recently I have been scanning some old negatives from 1988 and have discovered quite a few nice photos.With film going out of style the temptation is to sell the old film camera for a song or even give it away.I tried that with an Olympus XA but found that that camera is not marketable unless it is in perfect condition.It is increasingly difficult to find batteries that work in old cameras such as the Olympus XA and Konica TC Autoreflex.Sometimes I have to use my Canon A640 to act as a light... continue reading

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