Archive for the Black and White Photographs of Munich Category

Color cast while scanning film

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich, Studio Photography on July 3, 2008 by prashanteju

Good friend Anand Desai sent me couple of his images recently. More details here –

http://www.prashanteju.de/Color_Cast.html

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digital v/s film?

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich, Studio Photography on July 3, 2008 by prashanteju

that digital is as good or better than 35mm is a given now. However medium format and larger film still rocks. It is particularly true of portrait-photography (more so BW). To keep it simple for the same angle of view a classic portrait in MF is 150mm, equivalent 85mm in small format does not have the similar depth of field, then there is also an issue of tonality…and shadow details.

Munich from above

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich, Equipment/Reviews, Studio Photography on June 24, 2008 by prashanteju

It is my unfulfilled dream to make a flying license (Flugschein). Chance came upon me twice, however I did not grab it with both hands. These images are from one of the lessons and from test-flights for DLR. These are very old negatives so pardon the scan quality.

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Firefox 3.0

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich, Equipment/Reviews, Studio Photography on June 18, 2008 by prashanteju

Well, good news for photographers who display their work by means of a website.

  •  Type about:config in Firefox 3’s address bar and press Return. The configuration settings will appear.
  • In the Filter field, type gfx. The list of settings will shorten to show just those related to graphics, ie gfx.
  •  If the Value for gfx.color_management.enabled is False, double-click anywhere on that line to toggle the setting to True.
  • Quit and relaunch Firefox 3 and you’re in business. You can confirm that colour management is working by viewing the photos on this page. If all four quadrants of the first photo are a seamless match, then colour management in your copy of Firefox is up and running.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html

Camera Profiles #2

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich, Equipment/Reviews, Studio Photography on June 13, 2008 by prashanteju

Here is one example where you can see the effect of correct camera profile.

Shot with D80, 18-70/3.5-4.5 at 70mm, iso 100. Both files have got the same raw adjustments except the camera profile.

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Cycle-rickshaw

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich on May 15, 2008 by prashanteju

When I went to Kanpur the thing which saddened me the most was to see ‘cycle rickshaw’ drivers. It is a lot of hard work driving these in a city like Kanpur where temperature reaches 45C in summer (that is 113K) and humidity almost does not exist.

I was appalled to see them in Munich too. However I soon learned that many of them do it for different purposes. I asked one young girl, and she replied – I drink too much bier, eat a lot during weekdays and need to get rid of those calories. This is my ‘paying-me-gym’. Another fellow told me he does it for fun on the weekends, it is his second job and takes care of his expenses for the weekend. I’m yet to meet somebody who is doing it as his/her day job.

These two were actually planning to go for a soccer game the same evening and were happy that they had ‘gut-business’ day.

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Thanks to Udo

Posted in Black and White Photographs of Munich on May 13, 2008 by prashanteju

from whom I learnt the nuts-n-bolts of black and white dark-room and also studio photography. His work is oft published in German/international magazines. He also won first place at “Emscherbruch-Pokal-2007” for one of the portrait of Teju.
Udo Rzadkowski

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