Originally Posted by Michael Markey
Thanks very interesting.
I understand what you mean but I don`t feel the need to try and make my Merrill shots look like film .
I still shoot film for that .
Like you though I avoid PP and but that also includes any reductive PP too.
Oddly enough I like the Merrill output in exactly the kind of contrasty light conditions which you try and avoid so who knows ....
Ya, I think it's just simply personal preferences, etc..
Just for the record, what I mean when saying "more like film" is really more like a conventional photograph and not a technical line drawing kind of look. Sometimes I see Merrill images that look like "electronic line drawings" or something. Can't quite explain it in words (obviously
), but it's that "precise etching look" and a kind of crunchy look (digital aliasing of some sort.) It's kind of cool (and amazing) with all that micro-contrast but to my eyes they can sometimes look like something other than photographs (in the conventional sense.)
But yes, I too use film for my true "film look"