Tangible memories: slides from around the time I had my first photography exhibition. Back then, I was a 20-year-old with tunnel vision, who was both confused and excited as to why and how her photos were being bought. I used the money I earned to buy my first smartphone...and then my first laptop, and @nikonasia DSLR—the ancient D60, which will always be a prized possession.
All this came flooding back to me as I was attempting to clear out some space in the dresser. Good times.
This morning’s Focus on the Positives submission is from @alexmcolephotography - shot on Ektachrome E100 film 🎞 and titled ‘Late Nights Home’
His top tip for shooting slide: “Watch your highlights and shadows, slide does not have as great of a dynamic range as negative”
This is definitely true yet shouldn’t put you off approaching images with decent contrast! As you can see in Alex’s picture - the darkness of the night sky and the brightness of the artificial lights have both been captured well, and the overall colours are absolutely 👌🏻 Also I love the changing rate of blur as you look down the train - makes the physicist within me very happy!
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Exposure latitude comparison 👉🏼 E-6 Slide Film vs C-41 Color Negative! The first frame is was metered for the brightest highlights which resulted in underexposure and as you swipe you’ll see the we opened up by 1 stop until the 6th frame which was metered for the shadows. As you can see, color negative film has much better exposure latitude than slide film does. When shooting with color negative it’s best to err on overexposure because it rarely blows out the highlights. When shooting with slide film you need to pay close attention to your exposure, metering for the mid-tones/skin-tones and avoid shooting in very contrasty light if possible. #tdr_meteredfor #thedarkroomlab