I’m psyched I just started scanning with the Epson Perfection V600! So far, it’s great! Having successfully scanned two photos, some 35mm negatives and several slides, I’m curious now about scanning negatives with sprocket holes:
How to scan negatives with sprocket holes included (This film bracket looks useful DigitaLIZA:
Time to scan!
-The Wandering Humorist
As I continue to research 35mm photography cameras, I hit upon the subject of “Travel cameras”. They’re really small and light. So not only would they be fantastic for travel, but they’d make fantastic street photography cameras! Here’s my list of my current favorites. I don’t own any of them, but I looked them up for several hours. I was looking for small, light and really nice optical quality:
Now that I’m about to test my Nikon FE (I have 27 days left to return it), I’ve been digging around the internet and found some great sites detailing the different types of 35mm film.
Check them out!
Film Recommendations by Philip Greenspun, 1996
35mm Film Guide from The Curating Cuteness – A Film Photography Blog has a great article where each film stock has posted examples!
Your Best and Worst 35mm Colour Films via Flickr Groups
I’ll be interested to see what kind of film I prefer once I get some experience!
I’m totally psyched to be gearing up to shoot 35mm film again! It seems like a lifetime ago when I was using real film to shoot photos. But, I’ve been thinking about shooting film for a long time now. Especially since the more technology is speeding up, the more it’s drawing on looks of the past (Instagram, Photoshop plugins, etc.).
Since my cool V7 backpack has been tearing for several months now, I’ve been searching for a replacement/upgrade. And it’s surprisingly difficult to find a good list of backpacks, suited for an urban writer! Here are my requirements:
- It has to be black so it won’t pick up stains
- It must be durable (my V7 lasted 10 months before tearing)
- It has to have a laptop sleeve that fits a Chromebook
- Slim enough to wear around New York City and look cool
- Contain at least several organizational pockets for pens etc.
- Room for a book and a notepad
- Under $100
The best way I’ve found to write on the Subway, is with a reporter’s notebook. You’d laugh to see how cumbersome writing in normal notebooks is or even a Moleskine (which I normally love). And that’s because you have to write for extended periods of time while standing up. Believe me, I’ve done it! I like Ampad Earthwise (recycled) Reporter Notebooks best. I bought a three pack at Staples last year for a decent price, so I’d look there before buying them on Staples.com or Amazon.
I’m currently writing in Portage News Reporter Notebooks,which have thick paper. While I like Ampad’s notebook better, I bought a 12 pack, so I guess I’ll be using them for awhile! But Portage notebooks feel a lot sturdier and may be more durable against Father Time.
While we’re on the subject, I write in Parker Blue Quink (Gel Ink), which I believe is permanent. A great writer’s tool.
Writing on the subway isn’t easy, but it’s a great chunk of time to muse.
– The Wandering Humorist