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How to Sharpen Your Film Scans by James Baturin

How to Sharpen Film Scans by James Baturin on Shoot It With Film

Scanning is a great way to make digital files of your physical negatives. I’ve been scanning my negatives for a few years now with an Epson V600 scanner, and it works great. But sometimes the scanner renders the scans a bit soft where they look out of focus even if the photo itself is sharp…

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Concert Photography on Film: Double Exposure and Long Exposure Experiments by James Baturin

Concert Photography on Film by James Baturin on Shoot It With Film

I recently took my film camera (a Nikon FE2) to a couple of local concerts. Concert photography on film is not a subject matter I shoot often, but, of course, it’s always good to try something new in your photography. I decided to use it as an opportunity to experiment, trying to combine some double and long exposures…

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Star Trails on Film: Shooting Long Exposure Star Trail Photography with Film by James Baturin

Star Trails on Film: How to Shoot Film Photography Star Trails by James Baturin on Shoot It With Film

As soon as I became enamored with long exposure film photography, I knew star trails were something I wanted to try. Why not marry my nerdy fascination with photography and my nerdy fascination with space?

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Using Long Exposures to Capture Iconic Architecture by James Baturin

Using Long Exposures to Capture Iconic Architecture by James Baturin on Shoot It With Film

I recently made a weekend trip to Chicago on a pilgrimage of sorts to see Michael Kenna’s exhibition at a gallery there. Michael Kenna is one of my photography heroes. Of course, I took my Hasselblad and a handful of film along as well and managed to do some shooting when I wasn’t perusing Kenna’s work in raptured ecstasy.

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Hasselblad 500 C/M Film Camera Review by James Baturin

Hasselblad 500CM Review by James Baturin on Shoot It With Film

I fell in love with the 6×6 film format ever since I discovered the work of Michael Kenna. It just so happens he uses a Hasselblad 500 C/M, so, naturally, I dreamed of one day shooting with the same camera. If it was good enough for him, it was good enough for me…

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Tips for Shooting Waterfalls on Film by James Baturin

Tips for Shooting Waterfalls on Film by James Baturin on Shoot It With Film

I’ve found myself photographing a lot of waterfalls lately. Whether that’s due to the fact I live in a city dubbed the “Waterfall Capital of the World” (that’s Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, if you’re wondering) or to some deeper need for the reflection and reverie they inspire, I’m not sure. Either way, waterfalls are a beautiful subject for landscape photography, with long exposures adding a quality of magic I find captivating…