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Anatomy of a Photo Shoot

written by: John Reuter

The President of the United States is one of the most photographed people in the world. Listen to any press con- ference or announcement and you will hear hundreds of shutter clicks sounding like a hailstorm on the hood of a car. To photograph the President in a private setting is exceedingly rare. To do it with a 20×24 camera seems to happen once a decade. Chuck Close has been using the 20×24 camera and Polaroid film since its inception and has made portraits of over 100 people with the camera. His signature style is a very close–up, strongly lit Read more »

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Scanning & Processing Recovered Fuji FP-100C Negatives

written by: John Reuter

In my last article I detailed how you can recover the negative from Fuji FP-100C film for scanning or historic process techniques. In this article the focus is on scanning and post processing the negatives. You can use Adobe Lightroom 4 or Photoshop CS6 (or earlier) to do this processing. I’d say Photoshop has the edge, mainly because cloning is much easier in Photoshop and often a bit of cleanup is in order with these negatives. For scanning, many of the modern flatbed scanners with transparency capability will do a nice job. I still use my Epson Perfection 3200 Photo Read more »

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Negative Recovery with Fuji FP-100C

written by: John Reuter

With Polaroid’s integral and peel apart films now becoming a distant memory, many photographers lament losing the creative potential that instant films provided. They can take heart, for not only is the Impossible Project making integral films to fit the beloved folding SX-70 and 600 cameras, but Fuji Film continues to make their own integral offering (Instax) and continues to provide two beautiful instant peel apart films. For those new to instant films (and it is funny to even have to acknowledge that) the difference between integral and peel apart may need some brief explanation. Peel apart is the original Read more »