[pure-silver] Re: holga focus and how do you scan a negative properly

  • From: Jim Brick <jim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 23:52:17 -0800

Becky Lynn,

You cannot expect your scanned negatives to look like your prints. You are looking at your scans on a computer screen and your prints, well, on paper. Never the twain shall meet! Scan your film, don't photograph your prints.

So you folks out there, look at Becky Lynn's scanned negative Holga photos that she posted and stop and think... if you were in that room with a Holga, would you have even thought of taking those pictures? And if you did, would they have looked like anything close to what Becky Lynn has produced? In my case, the answers are no and no!

I'm really jealous of your talent Becky Lynn!!!



At 05:58 PM 11/6/2007 -0800, B P wrote:

I scanned a couple of the negatives from the roll of film that I put through the Holga and posted them at: <http://picasaweb.google.com/peeperphotos>http://picasaweb.google.com/peeperphotos

It's the first time that I've photographed this type of subject but I think they turned out well. What I find odd is that the prints are better than the scans. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. But I like the prints better. Anyone have any ideas on how to get your scans to look more like your prints? Oh, wait, is this (film scanning) OT on this mailing list?

Still doing a happy dance with my holga!

Becky Lynn

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