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Nicole, Hasselblad, Tri X400 and natural light

I love shooting digital but sometimes I really miss the grain and the earthy unevenness of  film. I shot this set of Nicole just using natural window light without artificial light or reflectors on my Model:Hasselblad H4D-50, Shutter Speed:1/40 second, Aperture:F/2.5, Focal Length:100 mm, ISO Speed:100. The frame and the black & white sepia finish was done with Silver effects Pro. I have some Tri X400 images of 18% grey shot with a Hasselblad then scanned with a Flexcolor drum scanner. I scanned the film slightly bigger than the 50mp file that I shoot with Hasselblad H4D-50 so I don’t have to enlarge and pixelate the film grain. In Photoshop I place and size the film scan file and change the blending mode to overlay, softlight or liner light depending how strong I want the grain. Now I have the best of both worlds.

2 comments

John

Yeh yeh! Do kinda miss film, even the conversion software isn’t quite the same. Guess that’s progress. Love how you get such personality out of your models. No amount of fancy equipment will help do that.
I thought if you had a good camera you could take great pix??? (firmly insert tongue in chek here)

Brian Houlihan

Hi Peter,
love the shots,reminded me of when I used to shoot TriX at 1600 iso and dev for the grain,
lovely images.
Cheers Brian.

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