That film look

These two images represent some of the struggle I’m having in getting digital files to have a pseudo film look.  There is more to it than grain and shallow depth of field.  The way that colours are rendered particularly in the shadows differs.  The biggest difficulty though is that when you get it right for one image it can’t be directly applied to another.  I will keep trying and keep shooting film too, not that I would stop even if I got it perfect.

Here is film (Ektar 100)

And here is digital.  I have obviously stopped the aperture down further in addition to the different relative sensor size on the digital image giving a greater range of things that are acceptably in focus but that aside the difference is still apparent despite my efforts.


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