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Velvia

karlmarx

Montreal, CA
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karlmarx Basic Member
Fri 16-Feb-01 05:38 PM

Study Break!!!

What does it really mean? A break from the studies or a break TO study? }> I caried all my equipment to shoot today after my midterm but the overcast day didn't produce any sastisfying enough light to make me endure the -10 Celcius temperature. So I bought (for the first time) the Outdoor Photographer magazine.

The pictures by John Netherton made me realised (it was about time) what Fujichrome Velvia and color saturation meant! I just recently made the plunge into professionnal films and don't know a lot about them. (My favorites ones being for the moment Provia 100F, Provia 400F and NHG II, also shooted some Ektachrome) I was really impressed with to colors given by the Velvia and I am craving to try some. (I will take a couple of them the next time I go shooting Lansdcape, = another good reason for getting a second body since I need higher speed film in my F70 for wildlife).

What do you think about this film? I remember reading somewhere, maybe on this site, that some people don't like it because it sometimes produce colors that are not seen in the world anyway. It is not a good reason, in my opinion, to discard the film since I am one of those who believe photography is not an honest representation of the world but rather an interpretetion of it. I would like to know your opinions on Velvia (and maybe other film like it that I don't know) as well as you're experience with it. When do you use it? Is they're any mistake that I would like to avoid first hand? What should I do to get the best results out of it? I would also want to read the reasons of those of you who don't like it and never use it.

Thanks in advance !

Simon

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