From Scan to Print, a workflow example
I just recently received these wonderful Fuji Frontier scans from the "Mein Film Lab" in Germany and I was immediately hooked by the shot I took during sunset at a lovely hidden beach at the "Lago Maggiore".
I decided to explore whether I could make similar scans at home with my Epson V700 scanner and Silverfast 8. Here is brief explanation of my workflow:
From Scan to Print...
The film (Kodak Portrao 400) was developed and scanned by "Mein Film Lab" in Germany. The colors and contrast of the Fuji Frontier scanner are unmatched!
I loaded the film into the film holders of my Epson V700 and applied the neagtive inversion, color correction and dust removal in Silverfats 8 Ai Studio.
Further adjustments of the 25 Megapixel file in Lightroom...
I always make a proof print to check for artifacts and color consistency.
The final print will be printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo on an Epson SP3880
Colors are a bit softer and contrast is not as crisp as on the lustre paper which I used for proofing.
I am glad I chose "example workflow" in the title for this post, as I realized I included some basic mistakes when matting my print. The right and left border of the matte is way too small. I guess a 40x50cm frame is more suitable for a 25x25cm or 10x10in image. I will focus on this in one of my next posts.