September 14, 2005
I've had a 2 or 3 requests recently via comments and email to explain my process from shot to post on my photoblog. It's not complicated:
1. Take picture
2. Use Photoshop's Raw import to select white balance, bump up sharpness, etc. (usually I just use the default settings).
3. Resize in Photoshop
4. Post to Movable Type.
1. Take photo. (Usually w/ Nikon FM2 or FM3 & 24mm lens)
2. Develop negatives.
3. Scan negatives with Nikon Coolscan 5000.
4. Resize & unsharp mask if needed.
5. Post to Movable Type.
In some interior shots I use Photoshop's autocolor to correct for tungsten.
My scanner doesn't deal well with negatives with wide exposure range and the dark part of the photos often come out looking underexposed so in those cases I use Photoshop's "curve's" tool to adjust.
Most of the stuff I've posted recently was shot on film.