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Old 07-22-2008, 11:59 AM #1
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Slide Film

My photography teacher suggested I try taking some pictures using slide film to do Polaroid transfers, but I've never used slide film. Is there any tricks I should keep in mind while shooting? I've been using regular 400isp BW film, shooting a 35mm canon rebel.

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Old 07-22-2008, 12:26 PM #2
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i would just recommend bracketing. and avoid indoor potraits (atleast ive had some nasty skin tones come out) but i dont know if this is with everyone
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:42 PM #3
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most of the shots are going to be outdoors.

what is bracketing? i have no experiance outside of 35mm BW film
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:45 PM #4
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What are you using to do the transfers? A Day Lab? If so, bracketing shouldn't be necessary since you can control the Polaroid exposures. Also, emulsion transfers look like **** anyway.

Just shoot the film the way you'd shoot any other film.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:47 PM #5
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There's no need to bracket if you can expose the film correctly on the first try. Bracketing is taking multiple photos of the same thing, using different exposures.

Basically, slide film is less forgiving than negative film. Theere's less shadow detail and it's easy to blow highlights. You have to get the exposure right; there's less of a possibility that you'll be able to fix problems in the dark room. That being said, slides are higher quality, sharper, and usually last longer than b/w negatives.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:54 PM #6
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yeah im going to be useing a daylab.

so should i bracket or not?
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You can if you want. You don't have to. Color reversal film is expensive.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:42 PM #8
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You can if you want. You don't have to. Color reversal film is expensive.
hmm alright


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