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Jul 3, 2019 09:20:08   #
BigDale wrote:
Could you hold the paper vertically? Next how would you accurately time your exposures? The projector lamp my not be designed to be turned on and off repeatedly, it may shorten its life.

Lens cap?
May 25, 2019 13:10:02   #
Black Dress Velvet, vs telescope flocking material.
Small square is super matte black paint from culture
small triangle is black paper mat board.
iPhone shot, no adjustments:
May 24, 2019 10:56:19   #
siamesecatmanuk wrote:
Is that just bog standard black velvet? Is that as good as advertised photographic black backdrops ?

Fabric stores here in USA have upholstery velvet and dress velvet. The dress material is blacker but does have a little bit of a sheen. I have two 3 yard long pieces sewn together to give me a full "seamless" sized backdrop. I block as much light as possible from hitting it.

For macro work in confined spaces where lots of light will hit the background, I use a piece of black flocking material made for lining telescope tubes. Super black but too expensive for large sizes.
May 24, 2019 05:57:23   #
Black dress velvet from fabric store.
May 16, 2019 09:02:44   #
Here's a link to watch the movie without any "downloader" junk:
Mar 13, 2019 08:49:46   #
To convert negative to positive, open file in Photoshop, then Image>Adjustments>Invert
From there you adjust whites, blacks, and contrast, etc as required.
Mar 13, 2019 07:43:01   #
Don't it make you glad you're old!
Mar 13, 2019 06:37:13   #
piniongear wrote:
OK, so the software does the conversion to a positive jpg image.
I must be missing something because if I scan a negative it comes out as a negative.
Thank you for clearing that up for me.

In the scanner software, you must select "negative".
It sounds like it's set for slides.
Mar 12, 2019 16:12:00   #
CHG_CANON wrote:
Amazing details and colors!
For a really BLACK background, use black dress velvet and place it as far from the subject and lights as possible. The distance is the key.
Mar 4, 2019 10:38:01   #
Mar 4, 2019 05:40:40   #
I see it has 100% sRGB color gamut, fine for web but if printing your own stuff, might be worth spending more for a wide gamut monitor.
Feb 12, 2019 06:18:33   #
Sounds interesting. Could you do a comparison shoot under stable conditions and show the similarity / difference?
Feb 5, 2019 06:20:30   #
Jan 31, 2019 07:36:00   #
rook2c4 wrote:
What idiot are you talking about? The link is just a Google search with many results.

The one in the video at the top of the linked page:
Jan 30, 2019 08:31:29   #
rpavich wrote:
Use Anti Static negative cleaner. It's not expensive and it works great.

Just flush the neg with it to get loose stuff off and then wipe with pec pads and the cleaner.

The problem is that any method that involves wiping across the film, is liable to drag dislodged abrasives across the film, adding scratches.

I think Scotch Tape (no residue type) might work too.
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