Not that it matters much any more… Macro Mondays ended when 2015 began.
I started this post a year ago, but didn’t ever post it. I’m not sure what happened, but I must’ve come up with a better shot or something… Continue reading “(Not quite) Macro Monday”
I picked up a negative holder—Lomography’s Digitaliza—to aid in this scanning project. It’s a help, for sure: no worries about scratching the film, unlike the cardboard-and-tape versions; sturdy, seemingly well-built; no complaints. But it’s not the solve-all that I had hoped for. I still need to build a rig to keep it sturdy and slide along.
I’m thinking balsa wood, maybe: light, fairly easy to work with, reasonably sturdy, reasonably inexpensive. But I’m also thinking that might be overkill a bit.
That said, the first several cardboard things I constructed didn’t quite work: trying to build a box around a cylinder is tricky. (I forgot that I had a square with a hole cut in it that I made last weekend before I ran out of time… that might make it easier: something to try if I have time later today, InshaAllah.)
But this is fun, for sure, and with current materials and a steady hand, I can almost fill the frame with one negative: GoGo.
In other news, after watching a couple of excellent how–to videos on Ted Forbes‘s Art of Photography podcast, I picked up chemicals, some brown glass jugs, a developing tank, darkbag, and other stuff to try my hand at at-home C-41 development. With 5 rolls exposed and waiting, and 3 film cameras with film at various stages of exposure, I’ll get around to some of that soon, InshaAllah.
All in all: good times. Continue reading “Getting closer…”
Well, it only took me 3+ months, and I’m still not quite there, but I’m closer… much closer.
After last time’s more-or-less failure (see the initial Digitizing Film without a Scanner series: part 1, part 2, part 3), and with the recent ordering of a dark bag, developing tank, C-41 chemicals, and various other supplies (thanks to a performance bonus/award thing from work), and the consequent impending (hopefully) glut of newly-processed negatives, I needed to try this digitizing thingy again.
I took a bunch of pictures of the setup I constructed out of a nice, high quality cardboard box, but I probably won’t end up sharing them. The contraption worked ok, as you can see from the nice sharp picture above, but I found out I could do much better… Continue reading “Digitizing film without a scanner, redux (part 1)”
from the Blurred Lines series, not yet released. Continue reading “Bubbles”
Not much to say today… or, rather, loads to say, but no time to say it.
Thanksgiving long weekend is ahead, InshaAllah I’ll have some time to blather on then.
Continue reading “abstraktes bild”
Nikon 28-200 G Edition.
In other words, not particularly close. Continue reading “As Close as It Gets”