The problem with trying to do everything yourself - mistakes will eventually be made. I’ve been using a poor man’s scanner to digitize my negatives (ex. a digital camera, a sheet of vellum, piece of glass, and an iPad) I couldn’t figure out why my images were getting so much grain... like over the top grain. Turns out the vellum had a subtle grain to it that was coming through in the images.
It’s one thing to scan images this way for black and white, but color negs are so much more delicate and require much more attention to detail. A small scratch to a negative can ruin the image, dust on the negative makes for more work, improper white balance makes for off colors. So, my take away is to think through every step of every process and slow down. From composition, photographing, developing, processing and scanning, the smallest mistake can ruin everything. #foodforthought#35mmfilm