Am I wasting my time...

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by dyuhas, May 14, 2012.

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  1. dyuhas

    dyuhas Member

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    ...shooting and developing B&W film (medium & large format) instead of shooting color film and converting it to B&W?

    I don't do my own printing. I scan the negs and send sRGB files to a lab.

    What, if any, are the advantages of shooting B&W film vs color given the ability to convert B&W?
     
  2. CGW

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    Tonal range?
     
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    I think you would be better off asking this question over at DPUG instead. :smile:
     
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    Many of us stress over every little detail in shooting and processing so that we can get the result we want from our B&W film. If you feel shooting color film and lab processing meets your needs, then why not?
     
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    There have been several discussions of the advantages and disadvantages of shooting color over black and white film for scanning over on the LF Forum.
     
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    Do an experiment yourself. It is not easy to recreate the look of B&W film. If you are an expert in Photoshop, just about anything is possible though.
     
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    This is off topic for APUG... you could try our sister site, DPUG or as someone suggested, the LF Forum might be a good resource.
     
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