What kind of processing is this?

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  1. Nev

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    I was hoping somebody could tell me (she wouldnt) what she is using to make this photo look this way. Seems she is in a pool for Praktica cameras, but I have the feeling its photoshop work. I love that old haunted look of some of her B&W as well as some of her color. Just wanted to know what she might be using to help get that look. Im trying to get pictures to look just like this.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitelightof3/3189202008/in/set-72157607535219068/
     
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    New to film. Whats fp4?
     
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    Ah ok. Hmm... I think they look great. Ive been wanting to get pictures very similar. Blur and dust etc... nice old spooky look.
     
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    hi nev

    just get an older camera
    and shoot it wide open
    you will get blur and shallow depth of field.
    old folders or box cameras will look like this.
    shoot in flat-light / overcast days
    you don't want bright sun or deep shadows.

    have fun!

    - john
     
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    great tips thanks. I was already recommended in another thread to try and get my hands on a Kodak No. 1 Folding Autographic, as well as some others. Do you know how wide open these cameras will shoot? f4?
     
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    You want dust??? I can show you how to get dust!
     
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    Yeah i like that old, scratched, worn, vintage photo look.
     
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    dunno nev some lenses are faster than others .....
    stand process your film in dilute print developer
    so it is bullet-proof and make contact prints
    you might surprise yourself how nice your images will look ...
    the grain will be enhanced dust and scratches all the imperfections
    you might want ...
    it might take a bit of experimenting to see what time/dilution/developer
    will do what you want ...

    have fun

    - john
     
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    the picture you linked to does not look old, scratched, worn, or vintage to me. It just looks like it was printed from a really dirty negative.
     
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    oh... well thats what i like. lol
    Dirty negatives it is.
     
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    or dirty scanner.

    While they dont look spooky, if you look at the bottom of page two of my Flickr, you can see some quick scans where I didnt dust off the scanner or the negs www.flickr.com/photos/randerson07/page2
     
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    The photos also seem rather dark -- there's very little really white area to them. Partly this is the scenes, but I believe it's also partly the printing or scanning.
     
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    You want dust? You can't handle the dust!!!!

    I've gotten very similar looks from using LR presets and Focal Point software, a PS plugin. But now I shoot film and don't do that for personal creative reasons.
     
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    I don't think you need an older camera to get this effect. Looks just like a combination of:
    - full negative frames
    - lots of dust on the negs
    - crappy scanning, with little or no sharpening
    - slight warm tone look
    - maybe a bit of camera shake as well here and there?
    I think the washed-out colour shots in the series are more interesting than the B&W ones, but I couldn't tell you what film those are.
     
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    I recently have been fiddling around with some old camera's. Great fun and you do get pics looking like they have been taking 100 years ago. For the dust part of the story use a scanner that has not been cleaned. Or wipe down the film after developing to get smuches on it. Works great to.

    Great fun that older stuff. Now shooting with a Lubitel 2. Pretty cool results as well.

    Greets,

    Peter
     
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    It's terrible that she wouldn't tell you, but on another thread Stephen Shore is replying to random emails regarding his choice of lens.