Warning: This is gonna be an emotional post.
Yes, I’m a Manchester United fan. What do u mean why? I’m a Singaporean that’s why. (There have always been jibes about Man United and their apparent lack of local support. Claim back in the days was that Man United fans in Singapore greatly outnumber those in Manchester. Good one that.)
In all seriousness, growing up in the 90s, a typical Singaporean boy (no girls cos they stink and don’t watch football when I was 9) pledged their allegiance to a few select teams, namely Man United, Liverpool, Blackburn and Newcastle. These were the so called best teams growing up.
But no, that wasn’t really the reason I started supporting Man United. My story was of pure fate. I had no knowledge of football prior to 1994 and started to gain some interest after tagging along my elder brothers in watching the football telecasts. I remembered Maradona’s solo goal against Greece and the picture of him on the newspaper front page with a headline that screamed “I’M BACK!!!”
World cup fever came and left. And that was that. I had no concept of football leagues being played overseas. Until one day I accidentally chanced upon a telecast. Oh how i missed you the lush greenery of the football pitch. An out of the world goal was being replayed on the television.
A trip made possible by our dear friend, Darwin who as a proud Ipohian (or Ipohnese?) finally got the chance to show us the glory of his hometown. Actually, we just nagged him into submission and tagged along on one of his trips back home.
#1 Cavemen (and Women) | LC-A+ RL | Lomography RedScale
Presenting the traveling party sans me.
Multiple exposure is the capturing of multiple images on a single frame such that the images overlap one another, creating an out of the world image. As such a double exposure would involve the overlapping of 2 images.
Of course, the multiple exposure effect can be easily achieved with Photoshop. But what I’m going to touch on is achieving it through your analogue film cameras.
I’ve purchased a flatbed scanner awhile back in order to scan my developed negatives at a higher resolution. In this way, I can upload some of my better shots on to redbubble to be sold in the form of prints or posters.
After my initial scans, I’ve come to realise a thing or two that I will like to share with those who are looking into using flatbeds for scanning their films. Hopefully, it will help in your decision making and give you a better picture of what to expect from your home scans.
1. Your home scans will definitely be different from your lab scans
There is a reason why this photo labs are called professional. That is because their scanners are top of the range, easily costing 100 times more than a flatbed scanner. Of course the results are going to be different.
Machine aside, man also plays a part. The technician has a certain perception and may correct the shot as he deems fit.
Personally, I was abit bummed out after scanning a cross processed negative. It looked nothing like the lab scans. To be honest, it looked plain and unappealing. It was like a blow to my balls after seeing the result. Then came the next struggle… Read More…
As promised, here I am with Part Deux of my Bangkok black & white series.
Once again, all the photos were taken with my LC-A+ RL on Lomography Earl Grey ISO 100 film. Check out Part 1 over here.
#1 Face Your Fears
That is if you’re suffering from motorphobia. Or worried that the light turns red too soon and you’ll end up squashed like how Wile E. Coyote always does when a heavy object lands on him.
I didn’t literally lose the film. Just neglected to upload it onto the blog. Only realised I had these babies lying somewhere after a random browse of my Facebook photos. Definitely a strong case of negligence here, considering the trip was way back in July. Yikes!
Been to Bangkok a few times during my carefree Uni days but haven’t had the chance to lap up the low cost shopping, massage and delicacies since work started. Until now. Whee!
All photos taken with my LC-A+ RL on Lomography Earl Grey ISO 100 film.
#1 Winging It
Actually more like shitting it. Especially during takeoff and landing. Prettyyyy sure I’m not the only one. Right?