- OLYMPUS OM-2 - --Kodak Ektar 100 --

— Kodak Ektar 100 —

© 2014 Hans-Jürgen Sommerfeld, all rights reserved

I got an anomymous question on my tumblr, saying that I should unfold my way of editing my analog photos, as “someone” told that especially in film photography is the most editing and not in digital photography.

Well, I had to think about that and must admit, yes, in analog photography is a lot more of editing and as I usually don’t answer anon questions, I think this time I should.

So let’s start with the PRE-edits:

  1. First of all I have to chose the camera
  2. Then – which film?  Black and White or Color?
  3. Slide or Negative film?
  4. Which ISO / ASA?
  5. After finding out – open the camera
  6. Load the film into the camera
  7. Close the camera
  8. Wind the film to the first exposure
  9. Control if the setting of the Meter (intern or extern) is correct
  10. Start with searching for subjects worth being shot on film
  11. Finding the right perspective
  12. Think about how to light
  13. Focus manually
  14. Meter
  15. Set the right aperture and time
  16. Press the button
  17. Pray

As in difference to digital photography you are limited to the number of frames on a film you can’t just shoot 10 or more photos and then later throw away nine. You always have to think BEFORE you shoot…

Okay, and now to the POST-edits:

  1. After finishing the roll of film rewind it.
  2. Open the camera
  3. Take out the film
  4. Close the camera
  5. Develop the film or bring it to the lab
  6. In case of bringing it to the lab – pick it up three to four days later
  7. Cut the film
  8. Start the computer and scanner
  9. Use dust-off spray
  10. Scan the frames, one by one
  11. Resize the photos and put on my watermark
  12. Think about which photo to post
  13. Decide for a title
  14. Load the photo up to my blog

So, you see – all in all 31 edits! Man, that’s quite a lot!

Attention: S A T I R E 🙂 😀




© 2014 Hans-Jürgen Sommerfeld, all rights reserved

Camera: Olympus OM40
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Auto-Macro  f/3.5  50mm
Film: Kodak Ektar 100

I was out on a walk in the autumn sun with my little grandson Hannes when I saw this beautiful Deutz tractor. Never saw it before there and when I finished the last shot the proud owner of the tractor stood beside me.

A young man with his daughter, totally happy about his “new toy”, as he said. And it was a lucky moment for me too, as he said, he just bought it that morning and was on the way to his home, far away from where I live. So it pure chance that I was there in the right moment.

Vorletztes Wochende – samstags. Ich hatte meinen kleinen Enkelsohn Hannes auf einen Spaziergang in die Sonne “eingleaden”, als ich diesen herrlichen Deutz Traktor stehen sah. Ich hatte ihn dort noch nie gesehen, und als ich gerade das letzte Foto machte, stand der stolze Besitzer neben mir.

Ein junger Mann mit seiner Tochter, total glücklich über sein “neues Spielzeug”, wie er sagte. Und es war ein auch glücklicher Augenblick für mich, denn ich erfuhr, dass er den Traktor gerade an diesem Morgen gekauft hatte und nur rein zufällig hier vorbei gekommen war, um seinen Schwager zu besuchen und jetzt auf dem Heimweg war, einige viele Kilometer entfernt. Es war also reiner Zufall, dass ich im richtigen Moment dort vorbei kam.