Do you have a reliable source for Astia and Ektachrome and such or, like, rather, a super secret source?
Unfortunately I don’t have a reliable/regular retail source for getting Astia or Ektachrome. I just get it from my fridge. I’ve got just a few rolls of Ektachrome left, but a lot of Astia that I stockpiled after I heard it was being discontinued. So I’ll be shooting it for a while, but I’m still sad that it’s not produced anymore. I’m sad about the fate of slide film in general. I love c-41, but a good chrome is hard to beat.
Hi there! First off, love your photos. Your work is really quite special. Second, I was looking to see if you wouldn't mind helping me choose a scanner? Your photos are always really sharp and detailed and I'm looking for the same quality in my own photographs. I'm looking at an Epson V600 but I'm not sure if it's suitable. Thanks for any advice. Hope you're well.
I use the Epson V700 for medium format and half-frame 35mm and the Nikon V ED for 35mm. I used to use the Epson V500 as well, but upgraded to the 700 about a year and a half ago, mainly because it allows the scanning of more frames. I don’t know much about the V600, but I would imagine it would be just fine too.
Getting good scans can be difficult no matter what scanner you’re using. I found it took a couple of years for me to get relatively good at it, though I still have difficulty at times. What you get really depends on how much you think you’ll be doing. If you ever want to scan large format, then you’ll want to get the V700, but otherwise the V500 and V600 are almost as good and a lot less.
Hi! Sorry if this is something you've previously answered, but I was wondering how you correctly expose your night time photos? (Or achieve the exposure you want.) I've previously worked with a digital camera before shooting my final on medium format, but recently got a light meter and would hope to use that instead of carrying two cameras (as my mf is without a built-in lightmeter..) Thank you!
I do get this question a lot, but I don’t mind answering. Rather than rewrite everything, have a look at my answer here. It’s the first question and you can mostly skip the 1st and 2nd paragraphs.