August 26, 2010

Shoot, develop, scan, print...


Last week, I went out to go shoot some 4x5 FUJI instant film (FP-100C 45 to be exact). We were using a 5ft softbox and trying to nail down 1 lighting set up before our battery packs died (lesson learned - full charge before you leave). This shot was taken on a Toyo 45CX with a Rodenstock 210 f/6.3 lens. It was shot @ f/16 @ 1/400th of a second and the softbox was 4ft to the subject's right @ 1/2 power on a 1600w/s Alien Bee head. We shot the instant film, went back to my house, bleached the neg, scanned it, and then printed a 16x20 print from the neg on my Epson 3800. All in under 1 hour.

This may go down as the geekiest post ever on this blog...

8 comments:

samm said...

beautiful :)

Inward Studio said...

Very cool. I also love the instant gratification aspect. You probably couldn't have done it much quicker with digital....and, it wouldn't look half as good.

Jenn said...

Geeky? yes. But, Oh so good.

Wentzu Chang said...

looks like a painting...awesome...

Wentzu Chang said...

looks like a painting...awesome...

ryan hoffman photography said...

This looks outstanding. And you've gotta be grateful for the Bees. Inexpensive, but gets the job done.

Chris Waters said...

I want to be you when I grow up.
Xoxo
Chris

algreig said...

i just love that you spend as much time as you do on your personal work--and i really like how you strive for your personal work and professional work be shot the same--JC style :)