These images are all about color and the look of 35 mm film. I had forgotten the different types of film and how each one can completely change a photograph.
Annie Leibovitz recently shot a print advertisement that grabbed my attention since it was obviously old school color. About the same time I discovered DxO Filmpack, an add-on to Lightroom that provides filters of most major film types. Having learned photography with film and a Pentax Spotmatic 35 mm I jumped down the ‘rabbit hole’.
When shooting film I typically used Ilford or Kodak. However the look of Fujifilm has my eye now. NYC photographer Keith Goldstein having worked with stock photo houses for quite awhile commented how Fuji was always known for the more vivid colors.
All the following images were finished using DxO Filmpack6.
Charleston scenes found on a walk;
Many of the old buildings around town still have window boxes, especially the galleries. You can’t ask for more color than that.
Street level shops and businesses have been in these old buildings for two hundred years. It’s nothing new to have bright windows and doors. There is a hand painted wall sign in Charleston for a hat store from the 1800’s.
The above gallery is one of my favorite spots to photo. There’s always something new displayed.
Last here is a fountain in the court yard of the old Dock Street Theater. While down a side street alley it’s not uncommon to find a local resident sitting here eating a quick lunch.
Speaking of ‘down a rabbit hole’, I had no idea this post was going to take this turn 🤣😂.