December 27, 2018

My left hand. Understandably so since I take pictures with my right. Duh moment. Taken with the Darkr app but this time, I selected a film before I took the shot. Did it matter? Maybe. Maybe not. It did give me the feeling that I was doing something unique and special. With Darkr, however, you can always change the film simulation setting after a negative is produced. The film of choice was the Kodak TMax 400 ISO, and the decision resulted from the fact that this film, per Kodak website info regarding it, lends well to low light conditions. Well, I was in bed and the only light source came through the mostly draped window. The room was generally dim but not so much as to render the background completely dark. The illusion above was brought about by underexposing the subject to create an image captured before a completely black background. This was all a lie.

The picture negative came out okay. One thing that stuck out though was the highlight on the skin between the index finger and the thumb. I had to burn it until I felt the contrast looked alright.

Snapseed took care of the final edits.



Waves. Fujifilm XT2. Snapseed. Huntington Beach, CA.

The contrast was guaranteed; I needed only to judge the balance between darks and lights. So I examined how the surfs broke apart and fizzled out firstly before deciding to push the shutter release button.

I have little control over the composition; the rest is a prayer.

If you ever use Snapseed to edit photos, don’t bypass the Tonal Contrast tool. Absent this, the photo above would’ve appeared flat. The constrast in the shadow areas I owe to using this tool.

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