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Ashley - Macro image of film

My photography will never be the same again. Not only was this a great shoot with an excellent model (Ashley Owings:, but they were photographed with my Hasselblad 500 C/M on Ilford Delta 100 film, and then photographed on a light table with a macro lens on my Nikon D600. The technique is MIND BLOWING. I may never place another negative in a scanner again. I am VERY serious. This method yields not only amazing tonal range, but ACTUAL GRAIN. Not mushy things I can tell are grain ... but REAL GRAIN.


Anyway, you can read about it here:


Much more to come from this shoot and t his technique!


Strobist: I sincerely hope this isn't too edgy for the group! I tried to use my best discretion, but I apologize if this doesn't jibe. Daylight at 1/500 and f/22-ish, and a LumoPro LP180 in a Joe McNally Lastolite softbox at close to full power, camera left. 100 ISO, triggered by Paul C. Buff Cybersyncs. The lens was a Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 CF. The sunstar comes from the hexagonal aperture and fewer blades than you'd see these days. (Yes, the circles of confusion are the same shape, but it's quite pleasant.)


TECHNIQUE ASIDE, I enjoy these images because to me, she is some kind of forest queen, or mystical creature, with her crown or horns forming around her head, a cape of trees flanking her. Maybe that's cheesy, but I like it.

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Taken on December 16, 2013