Do it Yourself Developing and Scanning
We are currently in the testing phase of our project. I just bought a Canoscan 4400F and I really find it user friendly and something useful for my photography hobby. I personally like the fact that digital photography made people interested over photography all over again but I just, can’t take the fact that people are too lazy to get to know the basics. Why would you watermark all your photos, saturate all of them through adobe compromising the basic premise of composition, depth of field, and the correct exposure?
Everyone is heading straight to what the digital world could offer them. This is part of the reason why I really won’t jump towards digital photography and sell my gears. Though there are threats of discontinuing some of my favorite films, but as long as the third world is using them; film photography will still breathe.
We are planning to make things more affordable for people who love film photography. We all know how difficult it is today to really have someone get your black and white film developed with D76 developing. And the story really doesn’t end there. We are also aware how scanning could really cost you. What we are trying to do is to test whether it is feasible to scan and to develop on our very own. Well, we already did it on our films. It is just time for us to apply them to other people’s work. If all goes well, we might be launching it in the next few weeks.
Here are a few outtakes from the Tmax 100 using the Canon AE-1 Program, developed by Eugene’s D76 developer, scanned by the Canoscan 4400F.