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Aperture Photography Fundamentals

Great book to Understand Aperture more, How Digital Cameras Capture ImagesHow Digital Images Are Displayed, and Understanding Resolution.

47 pages; 4 Chapters; Size: 2.4MB

Cover:

A page from the contents list:

Download Here.

Source Apple.

“JustResizeIt!” Resize Your Images with Drag-and-Drop

As a photographer I deal with tons of photos that I have taken during my travels. Sometimes I find it difficult to resize images one by one, which is waste of time!

I have tried the Photoshop patch processing to resize, but nah.. The app I’m going to show you now is much better, simpler and easier!

It is called JustResizeIt! completely free and neat.

1. Drag and drop one or more images into JustResizeIt!,

2. wait a few seconds, and

3. drag and drop resized images into an e-mail, an office document, or a folder.

Download it from Here.

Have fun processing your photos :-)

Developing Yashica 635 Film Roll (size 120)

On Thursday 10th of May, 2012 I went with some fellas (Ali, Khalidness, Mekhyal and Hamad) to do some film photography. I used my Yashica 635, which turned out to be really awesome.

Anyways, after that long beautiful day. I made up my mind to start developing the film roll I used. So, I started at 12 am and finished the whole phases (film reel/developing/fixing/washing/drying/scanning) at 2:44 am. Getting the negative done. Finally, I scanned the film negative and I’m getting amused with some of the results.

The Darkroom:

  1. I turned off all lights + sealed the door + almost dark in my bedroom. Under my blanket I started getting the film out of the roll + fixing it to the (Developing Tank Reel)
  2. Yeah, before starting I hit the wall with my face, lmao. It hurts! and yet I was laughing so hard.
  3. It took me almost 20 minutes to fix the film into the reel.

The Developing:

  1. I have washed the film inside the Developing tank.
  2. Mixing the Developer with water, and filling the tank.
  3. Mixing the Fixer with water, and filling the tank, after I had removed the Developer.
  4. I have washed the film again to clean it and to remove the developer/fixer stains. Then, I dried it.

The Scanning:

  1. I used Canon MP140 scanner, putting the settings at 600dpi FULL RESOLUTION SCAN.
  2. Transfer the negative scan results to Photoshop.
  3. Inverting + changing curves.

The Results: (Click on Photos to get Original Size)

 

 

 

Yeah, if you ask me! It was really fun..

The Way to Film Photography, Let’s Get Back 100 years Ago!

Let’s first start with this Photo, before we get into details: *It is my own Camera! It looks gorgeous, Don’t you agree?* :)

You gotta love it, once you start it!

That is what I’m going to talk about in this post; Old, Vintage, and Antique Cameras!

  • Something that is over 100 years old and you’re using it right now! It’s like having a time-machine that brought to you “Trojan Horse” to play around with it!
  • Something that you will really enjoy and find the joy into it, once you start using it!
  • It is about knowing photography more; How exposure works?; How negatives form?; How to process an old film?; How.. How and even more How’s in that!

It’s all started when I’ve been in Chicago for 6 months. I got this internship, and I was lucky to get it!

Since I was into photography, I thought of buying old really OLD Cameras from ebay! I kept looking, and I bought some! Then I thought of testing those lovely looking cameras that I got! I start getting the manuals from the internet, I kept looking, I found the film types that each camera uses. I started purchasing those film types! Non-stopping, man, you gotta love it once you start it!

Now, after I got back to my country. I rested for like a month, but now I’m getting back to it. I got my Chemicals ready, I got my films, I got my Cameras, I got my passionate about it, I got almost everything that I need!

This thing taught me a lot of things about photography:

  • It taught me how to measure the exposure/ISO/shutter-speed/aperture manually!
  • It taught me how to process an old film and how to use the right Chemicals; How to Re-spool a film, too!
  • It taught me how the photos actually form!
  • It taught me how Photography has been developed/improved over the years!
  • It taught me how to create my own Darkroom!

Here are some of the negatives I got after processing two different films, as an experiment:

  • This is my 1st attempt: *Only one out of the 12 negatives, is clear!*

  •  This is my 2nd attempt: *Looks better than the 1st attempt, don’t you agree?*

So for now, I’m waiting my scanner “Epson V500” an easy way to convert Negatives to Photos and scan them to your computer!
Till then, If you got any question regarding this, I’d be happy to help and to provide tips.
Leave your comment and I will be happy to assist you in this field :)
Peace..