Upload & Sell: Off
| p.1 #17 · Last roll of Kodachrome+Nikon+Steve McCurry |
I capture a 1000 images (+ or -) of Flamenco dancers per show (at ISO 6400). And no I can't anticipate the ultimate moment because the dancers don't know their exact dance moves when they take the stage. Just not possible to load film that fast regardless of the cost of stock and developing.
I delete most of the images and am happy if I get a handful of Heros to photoshop. And that's a big deal too-the electronic darkroom without scanning the film. Note that No photographer wants to be graded on their ratio of heros to keepers. I felt that way when I had 36 (or 72 with two bodies) exposures and just as much now that I have 1000s of "exposures."
I used to shoot motorsports in the 90s - and each race weekend I went through 40 to 60 rolls of slide film for just one racing series. It was expensive, but was it ever rewarding to find the shots on film that nobody else even tried to capture because of the high miss rate. Maybe 2 or 3 keepers per "experimental roll" was a good day. My photo lab lost a good account when I stopped shooting. We did not worry about shadow detail - impact was what it was we were after.
And the scanning... we wore out scanners, spent entire nights in motel rooms feeding slide after slide just to get something online quickly. Don't really miss those days. Thing is, I have to scan all my stuff one more time now, before the colors fade (never shot Kodachrome unless for 25 speed special effects)