When it comes to capturing colour images, photographers have two main options: colour negative film and slide film. Each type of film has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between them will depend on the specific needs and goals of each photographer.
The process of developing colour negative film and slide film is different, and each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. There are significant differences in the chemistry, and development process of colour negative (C-41) vs slide film (E-6). Colour negative film, also known as colour reversal film, is a type of film that captures an image in negative form.
Cinestill film, a popular motion picture film stock used for still photography, is known for its distinct red halo effect around high-contrast edges in photographs. This phenomenon is a result of several factors, including the film’s anti-halation layer, its high contrast, and the type of developer used in the developing process.
Dynamic range is a crucial concept in photography, and it refers to the range of brightness levels that a camera or film is able to capture. This range encompasses everything from the brightest highlights to the darkest shadows, and it is an important factor to consider when taking photos, as it can have a significant impact on the overall quality of the image.
I tend to think that in photography, a lot of us get way too hung up on things being technically perfect, that we forget the most important thing that really matters: The emotional impact of the image. How the photograph we take, makes someone feel.
Recently, I’ve had to adjust the rangefinder in my Leica M film body, namely my Leica MP. I was annoyed when I realised that it needed to be done. The focussing patch was out of sync at infinity. Setting the lens to infinity, pointing at a subject far off in the distance, I could see it was out.
After just 2 and a half weeks of waiting, I got a call from my Rolex Authorised dealer (AD) happily telling me that my chosen Rolex watch, the Yacht-Master II was in stock, and asking would I like to come and purchase it.