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I'm a Guilford College graduate with a B.S. in Criminal Justice; I minored in Visual Arts Photography. My blog tracks the highs and lows of my experience in a Film Photography course during the Spring of 2013 and up to the present, as I delve into digital photography. I may even include other mediums of art such as acrylic paint, graphite drawings, etc. I'll talk about my experiences snapping photos or simply snapping from frustration as well as my successes and failures, tips and tricks that I've learned, and exploring the photography/art world through the lens of a Black woman.

25 February 2013

POW - Scan Down

So, I stated in an older post that I planned on scanning my negatives into Adobe and showing off my prints digitally. Well for the past two weeks I've been having trouble with the scanner and learning how it works. My professor was correct, I should have been writing notes when she went through the process. However, I'm a visual and kinesthetic learner... I had to watch her do it and it would've helped even better if I did it myself. So, using my free time within the past two weeks, I've been trying to scan my negatives into Adobe with little to no luck. I think I finally figured out where I was going wrong, but I won't know for sure until tonight. For instance, I kept selecting 300dpi instead of 3200dpi! I know for a fact I'm supposed to selected the "Transparency - Negative Slide" option. However, instead of billions of colors, I'm supposed to select "Thousands of Greys." Like I said, I won't know until tonight whether or not I've corrected all of my mistakes and will be able to produce to some kick ass digital prints, but if I don't get on top of things soon, I'm going to be back in the darkroom...

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