I have been scanning many old transparencies from 30 to 40 years ago. My set up is faster than using the traditional film scanners. I have a Canon 5DMk2 on a bellows extension using a Rodenstock 75mm D series process lens that is designed for 1:1 copy work. I use a continuous 5000K light source. I set the lens aperture at it’s best aperture f5.6.5 and never change that setting. I use the camera’s metering system to get my exposure. The camera is hooked up to my computer and using CaptureOne software I can see the enlarged images immediately along with the histogram. The images are in the RAW format for best editing and image correction if needed. Here are some of the images I scanned today. I can also copy slides that are underexposed or that have very high contrast and take 6 different exposures and process them through HDR software and get some amazing results. Here are three before and after slide copies that have been run through the HDR process. Unlike digital files the transparencies have a lot of detail in the shadows with no noise artifacts.
(4) 6 months ago
This was a well-deserved trip after months from being pinned down with injuries. Mike Uriell and I dusted off our cameras and lenses, charged batteries, packed bags and jumped in my vehicle and headed out. We left late in...
ALMOST UW BIRTH
(3) 7 months ago
This turned out to be a great Father's Day in the pool. My assistant, Jana, called me and said she had a friend about to give birth to their second child and wanted underwater photos of her and it...
(4) 7 months ago
While getting ready for the summer swimming pool photo shoots, Jana Craciunescu, trainer and costume designer, Wanted to test out her newest outfit. Her husband, Cosmin, Took the opportunity to jump in the water with his...
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(0) 8 months ago
Chelsea Bartholow decided this is going to be her last child. With two daughters waiting for the newborn daughter/sister she decided to have the pre-birth photographed underwater. My assistant and partner in this project, Jana...