Sunday, December 30, 2007

fuji sensia 400 cross processed: point and shoot

i keep a point-and-shoot in my purse at all times. here is where my purse has been lately:

orion and pat rehearsing for their christmas choir mass:

i guess i should add that these are scans of the Rx lab prints. they veer into a yellow not seen on the actual print. so i'll keep that in mind as i use this post as a reference.

john and clara:

the actual print has truer fleshtones. don't let this image make you shy away from using it for nighttime portraits.

my in-laws front lawn. keeping it real, y'all:

the following 2 images demonstrate that sensia's strength is in how it punches up red, blue and even green in bright light. but if none of those is present, then you're gonna end up with blah...

curt and tom (and a little bit of kyle):

also of note is that blacks are really really saturated black. and can block up on you:

sensia needs alot of light. so flashes on, full sun and i know i'll get some "kapow" shots...

1 comment:

Alexander said...

If you cross-processed, then the scans of the negative are the actual colors, while the prints were color-corrected (hence the pleasing skin tones). Since labs tend to muck up prints even when you ask them nicely for "no color correction," I got a good slide scanner for very cheap and only pay $0.28 for development for each roll I want processed in C-41 chemistry. I still prefer slides over negatives, unless I want cross-processing.

If you did not want prints of cross-processing, you should just shoot regular color negative film and have it developed in C-41 chemistry, then you will have your pleasing skin tones at a fraction of the cost of shooting slide film and ignoring the cross-processed look (which was in your scans).