Sunday, June 5, 2011
This Photograph Stinks
Being one who respects vintage, I pulled out my hardly used Nikon 35mm with all the lenses with the crazy notion of going back to film and drugstore development. However, drugstore development leaves a lot to be desired. You never have film developed in house; it must be sent to the lab. Two days out being developed sort of destroys the spontaneous fun digital photography offers and requires the additional chore of scanning to computer. I'd prefer to develop the film myself, have full control, but I never did expanded my darkroom to do color. I'm sad. Just two days away from seeing those grandkids after two years, you know I want a working camera that takes sharp pix--and when I do get back to painting, I must have a camera that doesn't always underexpose and records color as it is without computer enhancement.
The top photo is how it came out of the camera: blurry and underexposed. Underexposed has been consistent with this camera since I got it about three years ago. Blurry could be handshake or battery dying? I suspect the last. I brace myself when I shoot and I shoot a number of shots. I also bracket.
In the photograph on the right, the exposure has been decreased, but nothing else was done. Still looks blurry--very disturbing for someone who has decided this would be a photography summer.
SOME CAMERA INSIGHTS AND REVIEWS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. HELP!