Photography

Vivian Maier

While I was focused on Henri Carter-Bresson and Ansel Adams, the new photography icon appeared. Finding Vivian Maier film tells the story of a nanny with the camera who quietly perfected her skill. Of course, there are books published, articles written, who did what when why. She is the perfect example of the intersection of …

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Kodak Portra 400 – Part 1

The classical fine grain color negative film, described by the Darkroom Photo Lab Index as “one of the most popular color negative films there is.” The metering of the scene – overexposed for ISO 200 – using Lumu Power Light Meter app: The color negative photo scan – using Canon M50 and Viltrox EF-EOS M2 …

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Camera

Currently I have several cameras: Canon 6D Canon M50 Leica M2 Leica Q Apple iPhone XR (yes, I know) My main workhorses for casual shooting are an iPhone and Leica Q. After having Canon 6D (no 4k) for several years, I needed something lighter for travel, so I picked up Panasonic LX10 (4k), and later …

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Digitizing Film

As I wrote before, usually the film is scanned into digital files, so I do not treat analog photography differently from digital. There are many reasons to digitize film, and one is to unify the post-production workflow, including backup. So far I discovered the following approaches to scanning: Let the photo lab to do it. …

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Post-Production Workflow

The workflow ideally should be simple and stable, independent from various gear and software changes. Pre-Production Production Post-Production Publishing Let’s talk about step 3, Post-Production. Usually the film is scanned into digital files, so I do not treat analog photography differently from digital. The digital camera always records the image in the RAW format, which …

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