Most of my pictures are from being in the right place at the right time and not so much setting the lighting for my purposes. It doesn’t mean I’m completely lucky or that this is an easy task.
Being in the right place in the right time includes going around the world and doing some inconvenient things I’m sure most of you have found yourself doing.
Things like sticking the camera to your face for 20 minutes without moving until the setting is just right, or finding yourself in an endless tedious mountain climb (just a bit more...) for a better view, or laying down in the mud for that...
So as you remember from my previous blog, I decided I want to scan all my negatives.
Lucky for me I am just an amateur so I found myself with only ~3000 pictures I gathered through the years that I wanted to scan (don’t worry, I won’t try to upload them all).
If I were a bit more serious I would really be in trouble.
And now the dilemma starts.
How much money are you willing to spend on pictures that were already taken?
It makes sense to invest in a new shiny DSLR because of the potential future photos you can take.
But what do you do about a scanner?
I shopped around some Photo labs back then (2008) and the price for scanning each frame was outrageous, I don’t think they offered even 3MP.
So I decided to buy a scanner....
I used the Nikon LS4000 for years with a very good result and used pictures scan from transparencies in magazine with excellent quality. I also use an epson perfection scanner, it is good enough if you start from a 2 1/4 slide with perfect exposure but it is very hard to get enough quality from a 35mm slide.
On the above note: I said I have to consider if the pictures I took are of 'stock interest' or not, and if they are worth trying to scan and submit. Much of my travel is in Nepal, and my images are similar to yours, and I notice you have almost no downloads from those Nepal images. Bummer... Nameste...
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