You are in for a treat today. I photographed this Volkswagen Beetle in downtown Piedmont. It is just sitting there, waiting to be photographed, and doesn’t look like it is going anywhere soon. If I shot high school seniors they would be all over this Beetle. Heck, I may use it for some future projects myself. Very colorful if you like color, and lots of detail if you like black and white. Actually the detail in this scanned sheet of 4×5 film is just unbelievable. On my monitor I can zoom in and see the screw heads on the car, see ants on the sidewalk, and paint chips on the car. And I only scanned this negative at HALF the resolution my scanner will scan.
And that border. My oh my. I have tried replicating borders like this in photoshop and illustrator but it isn’t the same as just scanning the entire sheet of film and seeing the border myself. I think the border adds character and shows the entire frame of the picture – no post production cropping allowed. Get it right in camera, as I was taught.