What scanner do you use for film - I love film but have found that scanning is awful due to dust mostly. I was using a nikon coolscan for slide and an Epson V500 for negative and medium format. The color are ok due to autocorrect (ICE) but that doesn't work with B+W it seems. Any suggestions?
scanning color sucks balls. don’t do it. by the time you have figured out how to manipulate the photo to make it presentable you’ll be asking why you don’t just shoot digi. i shoot film because of the way it looks. that look comes out perfect with a well calibrated lab scanner. i never have to mess with my photos. i do scan all of my black n white. that is so much easier. i use the epson v600. i scan at a super low contrast then adjust everything in photoshop just the way i would do in a darkroom. don’t scan color you’l never come close to what the lab can do.
Hey Zach. When photographing these models do you usually approach them or they approach you? I'm sure you've answered this question before, but I can't help but see a rhythm kinda goin in the models you take pictures of. Are you selective to who you shoot these days?
both. most people approach me. i am too busy and have no interest taking pictures that i don’t want for my sites. so i only work with people who are rad and wanna shoot my style. i’ll work with good friends and or repped models just as long as they understand that i’m not likely taking their headshots.
nude girl. photographing in the desert. nobody around. sex or no sex ?
i have never sleezed on a model at a shoot. ever.
what to you looks sexy was probably something totally unsexy, and likely just hilarious.
Wait you said you don't use Lightroom, so what do you use to edit stuff?
i have cs6 . but i dont really do much of any editing. just simple dust removal mostly. and i’ll also clean up blemishes on models if they have a zit or two. i really have no idea how to edit photos anyways. that is why i like film. i usually love the pics straight out of the camera.
when you shoot for models do you just take pictures with a camera or do ya have any other tools like a reflector and some1 with you???&when you book sessions with models for a shoot hows the process like??
i don’t shoot “for” models. i shoot with. not condescending, just answering your question. i only work with people who want to shoot with me and my style, if that makes any sense..? i do have plenty of tools that i’ll use (reflectors being one that is almost never used).85% of my photos are straight out of the camera natural light. the rest are with the help of camera flashes, off camera flashes, gels, lens filters, mirrors, etc.. and other ticks up my sleeve. i am happiest when i’m using a point n shoot that involves no bells and whistles. but sometimes i will use other tools to make a photo look different or unnatural. the process is really different for each shoot, depending what i planned ahead and hope to accomplish.
Do you have an advice or guides on how to organize photos? I do a lot of Lightroom editing, and so when I output and finalize everything, in the end I have trouble organizing and uploading things in comfortable and proper groups of photos... your work is amazing by the way!! Anything would be helpful
thank you thank you!!!!
i do not use lightroom but i am very familiar with it. i’m not sure that this is what you are looking for but this is what i do.. every shoot is dated by year, month, then date (ex - 2014-8-22 jenny santa monica). if you name your folders accordingly they will always show up in “photos” in order of the date. year, month, day. then inside of that shoots folder i have a folder for each roll of film, always with the camera, the film, and a tiny description (ex. contax g2 45mm f2 kodak gold 400 ferris wheel). it sounds like a lot but it is really easy. i do this for every roll of film always.