I enjoy shooting much more than image processing. When I’m completed a shoot, I do a quick, rough edit to see what I’m captured, and categorizes and tags all images using photo mechanic on my 13-inch screen macbook.
Then perform minimal image adjustments to tweak brightness, contrast, or white balance to try to get the image to look the way I saw it using adobe photoshop. I really don’t doing much photoshop stuff because I’m not really good at it and that stresses me out.
Almost four years I’ve been trying to shoot with analogue camera again. Using lomo DianaF, canonet or Hassy and lately M6, all the negatives been in the fridge for long time. Nope, I’m not trying to keep them all until I die and expecting later someone will find boxes of negatives like Vivian Maier case hahahaa..
Yea, I just tried to keep shooting, haven’t seen the result. Actually the real reason is that I’m too lazy to find out or ask someone about the place that can do a film processing.
Until last week, a friend taught me how to wash the film. Processing 35mm film in a darkroom for the first time is a timeless experience that everyone should experience at least once in their life! because the feeling that you get when you first see an image appear on a once blank sheet of film is almost magical. Like seeing a newborn baby into the world.
Thank you, Tompi, for teaching me not more than 30 mins film developing and scanning.
I’ll share you guys the results, will tag them using #FilmOca
*the pics above was photographed by Pak Abiprayadi