Some pics from the Holga

I finally realized that with the upgrade to Snow Leopard, my HP all-in-one printer can actually scan again! Before, I could only print from my mac, which makes the all-in-one more of a one-in-one, but thankfully, support has been added for scanning.  The scanner’s not great, as you can see, but hey, it’s better than nothing.  Plus, it gives fitting lo-fi look to the prints, no?

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Got my first roll of film developed

Driving into the donut hole

I dropped my first roll of film off at CVS. It was mostly a test roll to make sure my 35mm camera was working. It is. I also learned that I don’t ever want to go to CVS to get prints again. Why?

  • They didn’t know what dpi their machine scanned in negatives as.
  • Even though they charged me for 1 hour service, when I came back 4 hours after, they had JUST gotten the prints out of the machine.
  • The photo center employees know nothing about what they’re doing.
  • I guess they scan the negatives into a machine at a super low dpi, post-process it for you, and then print it out of the machine at a crappy resolution.

The last point really discourages me from returning to CVS. If they’re going to develop the negatives, scan it into a machine, alter it digitally, and then print it out of the machine at a crappy resolution, I might as well just do that at home.

I think I’m going to have to find somewhere local to get my film developed, and then eventually buy a negatives scanner so I can scan the negatives in myself. It sucks that I’ll need to get a new scanner though. I wanted to use my all-in-one printer/scanner, but the above picture was what came out of a scan and as you can see, the quality of the scanner part of this all-in-one is not so good.