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Camera film question.......
show user profile  Dr. Jim
OK...I know nothing about photography.......(got it).

look at this:

It comes from this camera:

I have been told everything this camera shoots has this retro-70's feel/look to it.....

Does that make sense?
Is there a reason why this could be?
Is it the film?
or the lens?

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3/18/2010 2:47:53 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 2:49:54 PM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
Wow, that is an awesome look! I would love to achieve this look with digital! absolutely awesome!

As far as what gives it this look I would say it is the film and maybe the way it has been processed. The lens does have an effect on the image as well, but here probably not much compared to the film

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3/18/2010 2:55:16 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 2:55:16 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Take a look at this plugin Bobby.

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3/18/2010 3:00:19 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:00:19 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
it's in no way out of the question to be able to grade photos like that in photoshop(the raw thing) or what not, would be surprised of the need to have some software.

(there is some crazy bluring going on on the top one in the trees though)

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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3/18/2010 3:03:03 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:03:03 PM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
Yep, definetly possible, more likely than not even just in adobe photo raw. Just never done it before and really like the look of these pics!

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3/18/2010 3:13:24 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:13:24 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Yeah Reevsey.....well,....might be easy for YOU in Pshop.....but aside from endlessly screwing about with color filters.....not sure how I could consistently, and timely get that look.
Might be easier to buy the camera since they can be had for not much $$$
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3/18/2010 3:17:27 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:17:27 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Take a look at the plugin Jim, it's really good.

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3/18/2010 3:20:16 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:20:16 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
I did take a look........downloaded the demo as well.

I think it gets 90% of the way there on pics I played with......but I still think there is something missing.......VERY close.....but not 100%

Thanks alot though! Plug might be the way to go....
on the other hand,...getting that camera for $30 as a point and shoot when out and about might be cool too...
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3/18/2010 3:22:30 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:22:30 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
yeah silly old camera could be fun fun

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
twitter <-- I work here

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3/18/2010 3:30:48 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:30:48 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
silly? damn.....bustin on my and your 'digital' has no soul!!! no soul!!!!!! ;-)
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3/18/2010 3:38:18 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 3:38:29 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
perfect example of something made so bad it turns awesome
like those cult movies, the fries from the old kettle, the colors on that old tv,coffee from granny's grinder,the sound of your first muscle car.. it can never be replicated 100% , a sad but beautifull thing..

melting ur brainz!
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3/18/2010 6:41:20 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 6:41:20 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
wow tekk...

that was deep man.

where did your balls go? ;-)

-Marko Mandaric

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3/18/2010 6:54:17 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 6:54:17 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
yeah man. I had to stop and reflect for like 15 minutes after reading your reply.

I am saddened, yet hopeful after reading your considerate words.
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3/18/2010 6:55:20 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 6:55:20 PM)
show user profile  Error404
The colors may be due to the coatings on the lens (or lack of them!), but most likely it's the film you use. Some films (depending on their color balance and nature of the film) will produce a bit of green or purple feel to the image in different lighting types. The purple or other colors is usually what people associate with "classic" color photographs, a shift in the colors.

Over time color photographs and negatives usually fade, introducing more color shifting. But even a brand new roll of film a slightly-off in color balance (very common when shooting film with no correcting filters!) tends to have a bit of a classic feel, because the colors look like the color-shift of old fading photographs.

With digital cameras, they automatically (or manually if you prefer) change the white balance of the image. But with film, you have to use filters infront of the lens to do this if you want a "correct" color balance. But even then, batch to batch film isn't 100% the same, there always seems to be a little bit of color shift or slight cast with most films. -

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3/18/2010 6:56:58 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 7:02:21 PM)
show user profile  Dub.
If you use lightroom you can probably get 95% of the way to matching that look as a preset. (color wise) a bit of work in photoshop (or nuke) and you could replicate the softness as well.

It's not really a big deal.

I had a really quick play in photoshop with some random pic from google images.

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3/18/2010 7:39:11 PM (last edit: 3/18/2010 8:41:18 PM)
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