lemons and avocados

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    Canon Rebel G

    I found this little slr camera on ebay, what is so cool is that it fits ALL but one of my canon lenses! This is from my first test roll . . . I am really pleased with the results, the prints came out great! I am not sure why but the color on the cd version which is what this is, is a bit different than the prints but I am happy with them both.
    If any one has film recommendations I would appreciate it.

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    1. Northernbreeze 49 months ago | reply

      Thats great, i'm working now with different kind of camera's, the most are not so good :( But i find it so much fun to try out of they work and how the pictures come out. Love this picture the colors are great!

    2. Douglas Bawden Photography 48 months ago | reply

      If you are looking for some recommendations on which film to shoot, for a shot such as this one, I'd use Kodak Ektachrome 100VS. The VS stands for vivid saturation and it would have the colors of the lemons and avacados just standing out against the background. E100VS is also great for blue hour shots and landscapes. If you are shooting people, then I'd stick with E100G, which is the normal saturation of Ektachrome. Chrome (Slide film, Ektachrome, Fujichrome, Kodachrome - RIP) generally has better color saturation than print film and usually has a higher contrast than print film. This means that you may lose a bit of the details in the shadows, but the results are absolutely the best. If you would like to see some shots done with slide film, take a look at my medium and large format sets as most all of those were done with various slide film.

      If you prefer to shoot print film, then try one of the Portra films. They are available in speeds of 160, 400, and 800 and produce wonderful skin tones and have extremely fine grain. For black and white, I'll shoot T-Max as there is no better black and white film available (IMHO).

      There are a couple of reasons that the colors look different on the print than on your computer. First and foremost, is your computer monitor calibrated? If not, than your not seeing a correct replication of colors. Plus, unless your photo lab is a professional lab with tight quality controls in place, there may be minor color variations as the temp of the chemicals varies and if the chemicals almost exhausted versus new.

      Hope this helps, but let me know if you have any questions.

    3. Beth D. Yeaw Photography 48 months ago | reply

      THANKS so much, this is great info!! I have just ordered some of the portra films, I am excited to give them a try! I have not used slide film yet, but I have heard it is the best!

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