Nathan Griffin Photographs

print film

Bluebonnets

As I began to explain in the introduction, the big problem with print film is the disconnect between what you set your exposure to and what the finished product looks like. The disconnect that I am referring to is the printing process. Unless you make your own prints, you are relying on someone else's skill on this. Most beginners (myself included) also tend to get their print film processed in the cheapest manner, which means a large chain where no one actually makes any adjustments in the printing process to make your pictures look accurate. On top of that, even if the technician making the prints has the best intentions, they can't know exactly what you intended with your shots. I have been frustrated with this lack of control and I rarely ever shoot print film anymore.

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