This is different from my usual food and beauty posts, but I want to share more photo related things and have been experimenting with scanning film, so I figured it might as well share this for anyone interested. I don’t shoot with film often, but I like to experiment with it occasionally to mix up my photography and boost my creativity–I love shooting on my Polaroid from the 90s/early 2000s as well as my Minolta x700 from the 80’s (handed down to me from my parents’), which I used for these.
I have an Epson v800 scanner that I got to scan and archive family albums, and I use it to scan film as well–I’ve always used Epson Scan, but I tried experimenting with Silverfast this time and was shocked by how different the results were. Silverfast has an option to choose what type of film you shot on, and it has profiles to help the colors come out accurately to the film type.
Check out the difference in the photos below–I shot all of these on expired Kodak Gold 200 and didn’t adjust anything other than editing out some dust.
Which versions do you like better? If you scan film, what program do you use? Would you like to see more photography posts? Let me know in the comments!