Around Halloween I bought this plastic human skull to be used as a photographic prop. I started shooting film again and decided that I would photograph this skull with black and white film. The camera I used was an old Nikon F2 with a Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 macro lens.
The skull was positioned on a stand and a black background placed in back. I used two photo floods low below the subject and in back to give lower cross lighting which is known as horror lighting in the movies. This lighting causes the shadows to go up instead of down.
The 35mm black and white film I used is called Arista 200 and is manufactured in the Czech Republic. The film speed is ISO 200. I developed the film in Kodak D-76 at 1:1 for 8.5 minutes at 68 degrees F. I scanned the negatives on my Epson V550 flat-bed scanner at 2400dpi. No exposure data was recorded.
March 26th, 2019
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