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Agnès Varda receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

I’m slightly shy and delighted to hear all these beautiful words about me. Yes. It makes me feel good. I have to say. And I hear them in the middle of Oscar land. 

I want to thank the four bright, beautiful, intelligent women who spoke and I have a little question: are there no men in this room who love me to speak up?

When in France when we want to watch the Oscar ceremony we have to set up our alarm clock at four a.m. and we want to see the fashion show, the room full of excited people, not to speak about the anxious actors and artists because it’s a fierce competition. What’s happening today has nothing to do - it’s another kind, there is no money at stake and no competition.

So the Governors gave me this award. It just - I took it as recognition of my body of work, of the more than sixty years, and it - how you say- it gives light on me as well as French cinema and I’m happy that some of the leading figures of France came to be with me and enjoy the evening. So I want to welcome them. Frédérique Bredin is the president of Centre national du cinéma that supports film and helps young filmmakers. Then we have Serge Toubiana who is the president of UniFrance Film supporting films and helping young directors and sending the knowledge of French cinema abroad. And then we have the delegation of the Cannes Film Festival, the famous Thierry Frémaux.

And I’m also surrounded and protected by my family. I have my beautiful children: Mathieu Demy, who is actor and filmmaker, Rosalie Varda-Demy, who recently produced, with passion and energy, the film Faces, Places, which I co-directed with JR. JR is here with us. 

And then, cherries on the cake, two of my grand-children are here. Valentin Vignet, who is a DP after studying at AFI, and my little Constantine Demy who is still at school here in Los Angeles. How could I forget to name and speak about Jacques Demy, my dear Jacques who was here in 1965 nominated for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?

Back to the topic. I’ve been under love and praise I would say because I try to work to get the essence of cinema finding different structure for each film. La Pointe Courte, double narration, Cléo from 5 to 7, real time, Vagabond, 13 continuous and uncontinuous tracking shots, Jane B. each portrait is a puzzle with missing pieces. So I also tried to tell stories with actors and non-actors and went back to the school of modesty which is documentaries. Such as The Gleaners and I, but I have to say I had a hard time finding money. My films never made money and I’m not bankable. Nevertheless if not money I got many awards and then also honorary awards such as Cannes Palme d’or and later because I got older and older without losing my desire and need to work and create I started to get lifetime achievement awards. But here in the mecca of cinema, Hollywood, I received the best one, the Governors award, thank you. 

And then, I have to say something else, you know the other day I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about my speech. I got nervous, started to move my legs and my arms in the bed, moving a lot, and after awhile, for some reason, I start to forget the weight of my body on the mattress. I felt I was dancing. Tonight I have almost the same feeling. 

It is a big event, very serious, has been organized to celebrate the honourees, we have a room here full of cinema talent, we had two stars, Angelina and Jessica, like my feminist guardian angels, and it was a big event, very serious, full of meaning and weight. 

But I feel that between weight and lightness, I choose lightness and I feel I’m dancing. The dance of cinema. 

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Historical Map: 1967 San Francisco Muni Rapid Transit Plan

I’m ever so slightly in love with this simple little map showing proposed rapid transit lines in San Francisco. There’s some lovely texture for the parkland, a nice vignetted effect for the coastline, and some great mid-century typography as well – all rather delightful! 

There’s a great information hierarchy as well, with buses being thin light blue lines, then trolley buses slightly thicker brown lines. Cable cars are shown by thin black lines that still appear visually stronger than trolley buses, and the proposed lines are unmissable thick black lines with stations clearly shown. 

There’s even a lovely little compass rose – it’s just a shame that this fold-out map wasn’t opened fully before being scanned, as a large section is hidden from view in the centre of the map.

Our rating: A great example of a map doing sterling work with a judicious use of just a few colours, combined with a good information hierarchy. Four stars!

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My Nalu Fanfic Recommendations

A list of some of my all time favorite Nalu fanfics I’ve found on FF.net that are mostly light-hearted fun and sweetness. From most recently updated or published on top to least recent at the bottom. If you’re like me who always has trouble finding good ones, I hope this helps! 

WARNING: Some have sexual content, though I can’t remember which ones. 

Little Thief “Underestimating a dragon’s greed would be far from the first mistake Lucy had made in the last couple of months. Though, the blonde thought, staring at the towering pupil thrice her size, it might very well be her last.”

A Six Month Journey “A man scorned, Natsu dragged me with him on a highly dangerous six month job. Easy for him to spend six months alone with me, but for someone like me who had wanted him for so long… What was I to do?  Edolas and on are null and void. Lisanna never left.” (Note: It took me a while to warm up to this but it gets really good later on) 

rent&romance ‘"Tell that dragonslayer of yours that if he is planning to live here with you, the least he can do is make sure your rent is paid on time.“/ If Lucy’s scary landlady has to become a matchmaker to make a sale and get her rent money, then so be it. But she is definitely still pissed.”

We’ve Only Just Begun “A series of semi-connected drabbles exploring the deep bond of Natsu and Lucy. ch9-more fun-n-games with games” 

Charmed “As the days grew older, they grew closer; closer than they could’ve ever imagined. And as an innate power forces itself upon Lucy, she becomes a piece of a destiny that would be beyond her control; for the one who bears the mark of gold is charmed with the power to destroy everything..and to begin everything anew.”

In Sickness and Health, For Better or Worse  “They took care of each other in sickness and in health. They were there for each other for better or worse. A collection of one-shots where Natsu and Lucy live out these vows even though they aren’t married… yet.

Another Reason “With the war against Alvarez over, the day Lucy is to leave on her journey to find Aquarius’ key has arrived. And while there are a bunch of her friends to see her off at the railway station and her train about to leave, why is there no sign of her dragon slayer best friend?”

Once You Go Beyond Friendship, You Can’t Go Back “Close friends, both wanting more, both afraid to ruin what they have. Their feelings have been growing. Becoming harder to ignore. Becoming stronger, and more risque, but even more predominate, is a fear of losing what they have.” 

Celestial Embers “Snippets from the life, love, and thoughts of our favorite Fairy Tail duo: Natsu and Lucy! (#22 - Real Smooth - In which Natsu has a drink that’s definitely too strong for him, but he’ll be dipped if he’ll let Lucy see that he’s anything less than invincible.)” 

Operation: Santa “The guild is buzzing with activity preparing for their annual Christmas Eve party and everyone is lending a hand, except for one person. Nobody will let Natsu help with anything. Lucy sympathizes and decides to help him find something to do. But what she didn’t know was that it would involve a lot of shopping, being alone with Natsu for 5 days, and becoming Santa!” Complete 

Fragmented Soul “Dragon Slayers are only born with half a soul, they’re complete only when they’ve fully claimed their mates. The problem is that sometimes the claiming can damage the mate. Natsu has just started going through this change and it seems the mate he can hurt is his best friend Lucy…” 

The Blind Date “Natsu is sick of hearing people say that he should make a move on Lucy; that would just be… weird. Lucy is sick of hearing people say that she should date Natsu; they are just friends. So, in order to shut everyone up for good, they decide to go to the best matchmaker in Fiore to predict and determine who the best partner is for them, for better or for worse.” Complete

Springing Into Action "I’ve already watched you die once, Luce. I can’t handle watching it again.” Complete

Trials by Nature “When Levy invites Lucy and Natsu on a mission to translate wall carvings from an ancient temple, they accidentally invoke the “Trials by Nature”, a series of tests that an ancient tribe used as a way to initiate members into adult hood. They must conquer the twelve basic animal instincts, while trying to reign in the feelings that the trials invoke in them.”

One Wish “When Lucy’s spur of the moment wish is granted by a magical artifact, she and Natsu find their magic unexpectedly switched. It’s a problem the likes of which neither of them, nor the guild, know how to undo. An already bad situation turns worse when assassins make an attempt on Lucy’s life, leading to the uncovering of a sinister plot that could mean the end of Fiore itself.”

Illness Protocol “In which Erza shares with Lucy all of her procedures on how to deal with a sick Natsu. You know, just in case she ever needs them… - One-shot.” 

Natsu’s Sorcerer’s Weekly Special “Erza forces Natsu to pose for a special issue of Sorcerer’s Weekly. It should be simple, right? Well, not when Lucy’s secret feelings are exposed for all to read.” Complete

Innate Behavior  “The effects of knowing who you were born to love and protect, but having to convey those feelings to them without scaring them off. Natsu knows who his mate is, but how could he possibly tell her? Would she reject him?” 

Drawings, Writings, and I’m Sorry “So apparently, it’s not okay with Lucy to burn up one of her short stories. Apparently. - One-shot.”

Little Drop of Poison “Cobra joins Fairy Tail, the twist is that Mira now has a partner to help set up her favorite couple. What type of shenanigans will the matchmaking duo get the guild into?”

Fragile  “For being indestructible, he really was quite delicate.” Complete 

Good Intentions  “Lucy needs the help of an S-Class mage to take on a particular mission, but the only one available at the time is Laxus. While on their mission, the two grow closer. NOT LaLu romance! Natsu/Lucy romance, Laxus and Lucy develop a sibling like relationship which the story focuses on most.”

Strongest of Them All  “If you were to ask any random citizen of Fiore who the strongest Fairy Tail member was, you’d most likely hear a mixture of Gildarts, Erza, Natsu, and Laxus. When you asked the members themselves, it was a different story.” Complete 

NaLu Fics for the Soul “For NaLu week! Relentless rants about the relationship between our favorite fire dragon-slayer and celestial mage. Pure, innocent fluff.” Complete

Inebriated “NaLu Week, Day Five: Dare; Inebriation was commonplace within the infamous guild known as Fairy Tail. There was some semblance of a silent rule that stated that if one hadn’t gotten drunk within the midst of guildmates, then they weren’t truly considered a member of said guild.” Complete

The Games We Play “A game of hide and seek becomes heated as Lucy is confronted with an opportunity to face her own fears.” Complete

His Favorite Time of Year  “Christmas has come around once again, and Natsu couldn’t be happier. It was after all his favorite time of year, but not for the reasons you might think. No, his love for the season had everything to do with his pretty blonde partner.” Complete

Flaming Roses “Sometimes ignorance is bliss but Natsu has always been one to take on his problems head on. Unfortunately his inexperience has left him taking the advice of some very questionable people. The course of true love does not run smooth in this 100-word vignetted tale.” Complete

Masquerade Bid “Bidding?“ Levy echoed dumbly. Mira nodded. "Yep. Whoever has the most money buys you and they get to keep you for the night until the party ends.” Complete 

Plan H “So far, Erza and Gray were on plan H; H for hot spring. Needless to say, Natsu and Lucy hadn’t been very cooperative.” Complete

When You Don’t Know Me “An obsession leads to dire consequences when Team Natsu ventures out on their latest mission, forcing Natsu to find himself in a future that never should have been. Now he must revert the time stream back to its original flow before time runs out” 

You Guys Are Idiots “Natsu will do anything to make sure Lucy doesn’t go on vacation without him. Even tying her up to a chair and tickling her until she lets him come.” Complete

What’s Expected “She’s surprised at how crafty he is about it. Natsu Dragneel has never been known to be subtle in the least degree. More like over a hundred degrees at all times of the day. NaLu one-shot. Canon. Fluff.” 

Your Life’s Art  “Lucy is a Art major in her Senior year of college. She is roommates with Natsu. Taking a class called “Your Life’s Art”, Lucy is thrown a curve ball of an assignment. Not sure how to handle it, Lucy makes a decision that not only changes her life, but everyone in it! Now all she can think is… “Why Me?"’ Complete 

Haute Hotel Haze “Lucy and Natsu are forced to share a hotel room. Sleeping with a guy gets Lucy curious, especially when it seems like Natsu is having a VERY good dream.” Complete 

Christmas Mayhem “Every year Fairy Tail holds a Christmas Eve party. Between the mistletoe war featuring Mirajane and Natsu, the odd activities planned by Master Makarov, Mirajane,and Erza, Lucy can’t help but await for the festive games and good nature fun to begin!” 

Warm, Rough, and Gentle  "It’s a hand I know well, a touch I’ve felt numerous times, yet tonight, under the stars and a crescent moon, his hand feels so huge, protective, and possessive.” Complete 

Year of the Sun  "Promise me something, Dragon Slayer,“ he whispered, his voice weak and soft, his breathing shallow and ragged as he struggled to get the words through his collapsing throat. "Promise me you’ll make sure he’s taken care of.” Complete 

Sleeping Dragon “Natsu is addicted to sleeping in Lucy’s bed and she’s downright sick of it…until she realises why he does it. Meanwhile, the Fairy Tail guild hear the two have ‘slept together’ and misunderstandings ensue… One-shot.”

If You Can’t Take the Heat “Because, Lucy Heartfillia, I want you.“ He leaned forward to place a kiss on the corner of her mouth and made her lips part in anticipation. "I want all of you. And by the end of the night,” he whispered, placing a series of kisses along her cheeks and eyelids, making said eyes flutter closed. “I plan on know every single part of you.” Complete 

Of Rainbows and Unicorns and All Things Shiny “And suddenly, Natsu feels like puking rainbows, blood and whatnot because these damn kindergarteners are killing him.” Complete 

Between the Lines “The relationship Natsu and Lucy share will always confound Lisanna, regardless of time or space.” Complete

Mrs Lucy, Wait, WHAT?  “Cana is sober, so she decides to tease Lucy by giving her the love fortune reading of the century. Now Lucy is forced to spend a day married to each of her many possible future husbands.” 

Growing Up  “In which Lucy’s growing pains consist of taking on five solo missions to prove that she isn’t just a useless pretty face. That, and to dispel the ridiculous notion of her being Natsu’s damsel in distress.” Complete

in an orderly fashion  “In which four people are stuck in a closet. Lucy fumes, Loki leers, Natsu sets things on fire, and Gray just wishes someone would kiss Lucy so they could all get out. Oh, and Happy is an evil genius. That too.” Complete

And a few of my Favorite Authors: 

Madartiste 

Dark Shining Light

akamagerain 

 LeeSUP 

Rondeau

Kat A. Klysmic 

The Cooper Falling Body

“The details are pretty thin on the ground and are really just a couple of sentences. About half way through the last century (judging by the clothes), the Cooper family moved into a new home somewhere in Texas. They took a photograph to mark this occasion and this thing appeared in the left of the frame upon development. Aaaaand that’s it. I’m told that the original snap has been cropped, which explains why the family is now not centred, as one would expect them to be. However, there is some degree of vignetting, which points towards the photograph being uncropped. Hmmm.

Another possibility is that a doll or something was being dangled in front of the camera to make sure the boys looked into the lens, but would anyone really let an object into the frame so much? Surely it’d be just as easy to dangle the doll above the lens.

I’ve had a quick Google, with a variety of keywords, but more details than the above evade me, so if anyone can squirrel more than I have been able to out of the internet it would be very enlightening to read. Furthermore, the farthest back it seems to appear online is April, 2012 – although I can’t find the original source.

Whatever the truth behind this photograph, it sure is an intriguing image.”

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enzothebordercollie  asked:

would you maybe consider doing a photo editing tutorial - your pics are so amazing :)

Thank you so much! I’m flattered, really, but I don’t really have a method of any kind, so idk how much I’d have to show anyone. Most of my editing comes down to trying to fix mistakes, mitigate deep shadows, attempting to manipulate the light to create more depth, and enhancing the details that I like. How I go about doing those things depend entirely on which settings I stumble upon that day. 

I’ve found it very helpful to look closely at photos from people who's editing I like though, and especially when they post before and afters. I never try to copy the style of one particular person, but to recognise what I like about them and experimenting with how to achieve it and how to integrate it into my own stuff. @tempurafriedhappiness and @perfectdogs have been especially influential on me, and if I could just figure out how @tinybigpaws does it…

Oh, and shameless amounts of vignetting. I don’t remember the last time I didn’t add it. I’m a trash heap for a good vignette. 

  • what I expected to happen when Billy Rocks pulled that hairpin out of his hair: a fluttering cascade of his hair falling over his shoulders, soft romantic music playing in the background, sparkle effects and dreamy pink vignetting, slow motion.
  • what actually happened when Billy Rocks pulled that hairpin out of his hair: bad ass knife throwing, still dreamy tho.

I think back on teaching myself how to mix music for years and years. Sometimes thinking it was a waste of time and energy. Then I produce something like this. I’ve only been doing photography for 1 year. All those lessons involved with recording & mixing music have evolved into taking and editing photos. The WAV file is a RAW file. The microphone is the camera. Diffusion is diffusion. The histogram is the EQ. Blacks are bass. Highlights are treble. I’ve always liked reverb, distortion, echos and delays. Those have now turned into gradient filters, color grading, vignetting, and local white balance adjustments. I loved making & mixing music. I’m glad I found something else to love again.

A Guide to the Hasselblad System


When it comes to photography, Hasselblad is one of those legendary names students hear about during history lessons. The name is considered synonymous with high class photography from the most earliest days of the medium, with quality image capturing machines that provide great function and performance as well as versatility. The Swedish company has produced cameras that have been in war zones and space missions, and their largely medium format camera systems are quite hardcore, known for being used by professionals and amateurs that are serious about photography. 

What Is A Hasselblad?

Hasselblad started producing cameras for civilian use in 1948. Their cameras are mostly in 6x6 medium format which have interchangeable lenses, viewfinders and film magazines. Most of their cameras feature leaf shutters built into the lenses, but a few lines also have focal plane shutters. The top of the camera body incorporates a waist level view finder with a ground glass reflex screen. The Hasselblad system is well known for the fact that all accessories are usually compatible with different models, and so can be easily switched around. For most of the V-system camera lines all lenses were produced by Carl Zeiss.

The aim of Victor Hasselblad was to produce cameras which had extremely high shutter speeds and image quality but were also compact and portable. Most of the models that were released remained very similar in general design but evolved in terms of functions and performance as the years went by. Let’s have a look at some of the more popular and significant camera lines produced by Hasselblad.  


{Hasselblad 1600F medium format SLR}

Beginnings

The first camera produced by Hasselblad in 1948 was the 1600F, named after the fact that it had the fastest shutter speed of 1/1600 sec and had a Focal plane shutter. This first camera by Hasselblad was considered revolutionary in its versatility offered by the interchangeable viewfinder, film magazine and lenses, although there were some kinks which were worked out during the length of its production.

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About my film scanning and post processing workflow

Theirry-Facon asked a few days ago about the scanning and postprocessing workflow I use for film. I referred to it briefly in an earlier post: More about my black and white film workflow, but today I will expand on the digital side of my film workflow.

(Please skip past if this sounds uninteresting, it’s not getting better from here.)

 After drying a set of negatives, I do post processing at my desk. It’s reasonably dust free, I have a HEPA air filter next to my desk which helps reduce airborne particles, and I wipe down the surfaces before bringing in the negatives. Before bringing the uncut film in, I also put clean negative sleeves on top of the work area, then use a small light and white paper background to help see where to cut the negatives into strips with scissors. For frames with dark / black edges, it can be difficult to spot the gaps, so it’s useful to have correctly cut negatives around as a reference for finding the interframe boundaries.

For 35mm film, the sprocket holes are a good guide, since they're  aligned perfectly parallel on both edges of the film. For 120 film this doesn’t work as well, since there are no holes and the edge flashing doesn’t necessarily match. A rotary cutter might also help, but I don’t keep one around.

The length of the cut negative strips will depend on your scanner and how you plan to store them. I have a bunch of very old 35mm negatives cut 6 frames per strip, which was typical for contact printing on 8x10 paper in a darkroom. Most consumer photo labs will normally cut 35mm 5 frames to a strip, which fits in the envelopes for standard 4x6 print orders. I also cut my own 35mm negatives at 5 frames to a strip, because this fits in my scanner’s negative holder, and makes each scanning batch 10 frames at a time, which is convenient for keeping track of progress. You can purchase negative sleeves in different sizes, but It’s important that your negative strips actually fits in your scanner.

The number of frames per strip can vary for 120 film. I shoot 6x6, 6x7, and 6x4.5 format cameras so the strip length changes for each to fit. I didn’t check the first time, and ended up with negatives that fit in the negative sleeves but were too long for my scanner’s negative carrier. For 6x6 and 6x7 I cut 3 frames per strip and for 6x4.5 I cut 4 frames per strip. I don’t have a 6x9 or 6x12 camera at the moment, but those would be fewer frames per strip to fit in the scanner’s negative carrier.

For the past several months I’ve been using a Canoscan 9000F Mark II scanner. These have a built in backlight for film scanning, and can accommodate both 35mm and 120 film. The absolute quality of the scan isn’t quite as good as the Plustek 8200 I used to use, but it is still very good, and it can scan 10 35mm frames or 1 strip of medium format frames at a time without intervention. The Plustek required moving the film holder manually for each frame, which makes it more time consuming. The Canoscan is also much less expensive, about $150 new, under $100 used. It comes bundled with a simple application for scanning and simple photo adjustments.

I don’t try to optimize the scan to make it look best. Instead I try to retain the maximum tonal and feature detail in the scanned image for post processing. This means moving the white, black, and contrast to spread the levels across the full range, and turning off any built in noise reduction, spot removal, and sharpening. The goal is to put as much of the useful negative density levels within the scanned dynamic range as possible, not to create the most aesthetic result.

Just as in darkroom printing, light areas of the negative correspond to dark/shadow areas of the image, and dark areas of the negative correspond to light/highlight areas of the image. Unlike darkroom printing, there is usually a hard limit on the maximum negative density that can be captured in a digital scan. This is because the digital scan just records zero or noise if the input is too dim, which corresponds to overexposed areas on the negative that are too dense for the backlight and sensor. On the other hand, it’s often possible to handle underexposed and shadow detail that would be difficult to print, first because this can usually be adjusted with the scanner’s exposure control, and in extreme cases an underexposed negative can be made slightly denser by putting in a neutral density filter, such as an unexposed or flashed piece of developed film.

The dynamic range characteristics of digital scanners can easily result in disappointing scans of negatives that look a little dense but otherwise  printable in a darkroom. So while modern negative films are extremely tolerant of overexposure, you still need to keep the digital scanning process in mind while choosing exposures, as you will lose more highlight detail than what’s made it onto the negative if it exceeds the maximum sensitivity of your scanner.

Here is a typical scan. Sharpening and grain reduction are disabled. The black point for the scan is moved to “10”. Remember that the “black” part of the image corresponds to the “clear” part of the negative, and the film base is not quite perfectly clear, and there’s no need to capture the tone values beyond the unexposed density of the processed film. If your software supports it, you should use 16 bit TIFF rather than JPEG output files. The scanner sensor will produce somewhere between 12 and 14 bits of dynamic range, and you’ll preserve more detail and tonality for post processing if you’re able to leave the scanned data uncompressed. This is the same tradeoff between RAW and JPEG format output from a digital camera.

 

 

I usually scan to 16-bit TIFF format at 3600+ dpi. Disk storage is cheap, and I’m often interested in preserving film grain and edge effects. I use pec pads to clean the scanner before each batch, and also use a rocket blower on each set of negatives. I have an anti-static brush and Tetenal also, but have never needed these on newly developed film. These are useful if you are scanning old negatives that have accumulated dust and crud though.

Scanning a roll of film at high resolution takes around an hour on my setup, but you only need to manually intervene 3 or 4 times per roll. This means that you can go do something else, like take a shower, get coffee, have breakfast, or run the scanning batch in pieces as you come and go during the day.

For doing any photo editing on a computer, you should be using a calibrated monitor. This is true for both digital images and scanned film images. I use a Datacolor Spyder for monitor calibration and matching. There are color calibration utilities built into Windows and MacOS but you really need a hardware colorimeter to get consistent results.Monitors will typically change brightness and color response over time, so it’s useful to recalibrate regularly. You still need to do color calibration for processing black and white, as you need to remove any color casts and make the luminance respond in a consistent way to use a monitor and achieve predictable output results.

I process and archive all of my photos, film and digital, using Lightroom. Once the negatives are scanned, I store them in sleeves and use the scanned files similarly to digital camera RAW files. First steps are to adjust the overall exposure, black and white points, contrast, and look for dust spots to remove. There are always dust spots, even if you wipe everything down. After basic adjustment, I’m not a purist about post processing film but will tend to stick with things I could have done in an analog darkroom process - crop, rotate, dodge, burn, vignetting, gradients, and limited blurring and sharpening. It’s much easier, faster, repeatable, and doesn’t burn through piles of (expensive, time consuming) work prints.

The classical chemical/optical darkroom process has properties that exceed what I can do with a hybrid workflow. However, sticking with “analog” types  of post processing adjustments means that in theory, I could use the digital version of a given “print” and construct a similar result using an analog process starting with the original film negative.

In my current situation it’s unlikely that I would have time to do this regularly, even if I had convenient access to a well equipped darkroom. It’s far easier and faster to apply sharpening in Lightroom than by constructing and printing with an optical unsharp mask. I enjoy the ability to apply my darkroom knowledge to construct similar effects in digital form.


If you’ve read to this point, feel free to ask questions. This is all specific to me and my setup, you may find other approaches more suitable but the general issues and decisions you encounter if you do your own hybrid film workflow are likely to be similar.