Old 10-15-2009, 02:29 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

The local Railway Museum in my city is hosting a Railfan's Week End this Saturday & Sunday, so I thought it would be a good idea to take out my old Camera and give it a few 'clicks', as I have not used it for quite some time.

It's the old Film Camera style that I'm going to be using to take all of my photo's, so I hope I can finally post up some good shots on RP.net from my visit.

Can anyone help me with some trusty pointers or hints I can use to make the photo's more better (yes I could use my Digital, but I like film camera's better). My Grandfather, Father & Brother (Who all volunteer at the Museum) will be there to assist me in any help if i need it as well.

Once I have all the shots I need, I will take them all to a Photo Shop, and get them digitalised onto CDR and get some "Touch-Ups" done as well.

Any help would be great

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Old 10-15-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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My pointers in order of what I think is most important

1.) Have fun doing it.
2.) Don't expect perfection.
3.) Don't expect them to all get on RP. Someone said 10% of photos taken should be keepers.
4.) Consider shooting slides, not print film. The quality will be better, although the transfer into a digital format will be more problematic.
5.) Consider using both your film camera and your digital camera. Not sure what kind of digital you have, but it might be nice to have some instant gratification in addition to the film stuff.
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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4.) Consider shooting slides, not print film.
I need to remember for myself to take my old film camera with me ths weekend, too. If the weather holds.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:09 AM   #4
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here's an idea, why not do the old-timey thing on old-timey film? nothing beats some real silver on rp - for some self-gratifying proof of that: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=244674

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Old 10-16-2009, 08:08 AM   #5
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If you'll shoot color print film, go with hi-quality low-iso one and make sure you won't underexpose it. If you have a sharp lens, the IQ of resulting scan can be really high.
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