Film Scans 01 - Exploring the Mediocre / by Frederik van den Berg

Negative film scan with color (no inversion) and contrast adjustment. I walked down this road to school every week while living in Korea.

Negative film scan with color (no inversion) and contrast adjustment. I walked down this road to school every week while living in Korea.

Recently I spent a week in Champery with friends. While the dudes were out shredding metric tonnes of powder, I was reading research papers for my thesis- and occasionally sitting by the window with my Canon A1 and an old dusty 135mm on a 2x teleconverter. I haven't seen any test shots from the 135, but I now have 2 rolls of mountain vistas to check. Along with another 6 rolls from Korea and Switzerland, I should have enough to look at when the rolls get developed. 

Negative inversion with best-guess color correction still lacking any signs of quality...

Negative inversion with best-guess color correction still lacking any signs of quality...

Unfortunately scanning negatives will be the bigger challenge, as the scanner I found in my father's office provides a wopping 5.1 megapixel negative scan. Top quality (for 2002). 

Three rolls & contact sheets developed in Korea by Photopia, for 21.000 KRW. Highly recommendable.

Three rolls & contact sheets developed in Korea by Photopia, for 21.000 KRW. Highly recommendable.

Any recommendations for affordable scanning methods would be greatly appreciated! Also, any places to develop, print, or scan around Zurich are also welcome...

See you soon,
- FVDB