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I'm a film geek, so you're likely to see shots from my trusty Nikon F6, shot on 35mm film. I develop and scan myself. Such a masochist, huh? I also have a Nikon D800, whose files are so large the post-work isn't much simpler.



Justin Croonenberghs
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
An IT nerd and sometime analyst who enjoys analog photography. Digital is fun, of course, but nothing beats the quality and look of a good piece of film. I've been blessed in life, and was given opportunity to indulge myself in what can be a very expensive hobby. I develop and scan my own film, though for (theoretical) critical work I use Universal Color in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

I prefer outdoor photography, and I consider color the most interesting thing when composing a shot. I have some Ilford in the freezer though, so perhaps some traditional black-and-white in the near future?
  • Watching: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
  • Eating: Spaghetti with mom's meat sauce!
  • Drinking: A glass of water
Holy hell, SilverFast 8 (Mac) is buggy as hell. Finally decided that "free" wasn't worth the trouble, even if it's a pro-level package. VueScan is SO MUCH BETTER it's actually kind of infuriating, since it means I've wasted all this time scanning with SilverFast.

Color accuracy? In my TIFFs? It's more likely then you think.

This means I must now redo my scans, and my photos in Aperture. Oh well, since I didn't get too far, shouldn't be a big problem...

One of the big selling points of SilverFast is the ease of color-calibration. Well, it's not that hard in VueScan: obtain an IT8 target ($50 for really good ones), get the target file, scan, draw a box around the target, press calibrate. Easy. SilverFast sells bar-coded targets that makes it fully automatic, but really? How often must we calibrate a scanner? Once every 6 months, at the most?

Not worth the all-around shiftiness of SilverFast.

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GoschArts Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the watch :3
snuurg Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist, ta for my llama sunglasses. All seems very peculiar to me, but cheers anyway :) I see you're on twitter, sort of just started having a twiddle with it meself, I'll be along to follow you around in a bit...
snuurg Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the comments and faves :)
goofeegrins Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Go orc go!
DustinEvans Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Thank you for the watch! I appreciate it :)
MatthewSmith Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Many thanks for watching.
ctwelve Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I love your could I not watch? Oh, and I suppose I should learn how DeviantArt works go DRAW MORE STUFF! :-)
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