Oh yeah! Haha, I'm such an idiot. What is that magazine then?! The cat on the front is pretty funny! If that was actually your zine, I'd buy it now just for the cover :D oooooh February starts in like 4 days! Time is short... ;)
Awesome; looking forward to yours too :) you gotta love receiving post! Good to hear you had a nice surprise in the end; hopefully mine will be in the ol' PO Box soon hehe :) cool to hear the shopping cart is working now, and you have one item to purchase! Shame a lot of it is in a language that I cant read!
thank you ^^ and, trading would be fun, ahah. i just need to blahblahblah, i dunno. ask my mom if can. ^^ umm, and i most definately will send you it sometime for your distro, that would be so cool. hmm... well, if you were to start distrobuting for me, roughly how many would you need? just so i get an idea of it; im fairly new at this ^^ also, how much do you think i should charge for my zine? it's a little skimpy, ahaha, but i dont want to go broke. seeing as i'm already there ^^ and, i did check out your website, it looks wonderfuuullll ^.^
the developing your own film at home bit is an awesome idea! would love to read something like that! tell me if and when you finish it. And i had the same problem when i tried having my 35mm film (pic taken with holga too! XD) deceloped in one of those 1 hour photo things. i said to just develop and not cut... but they still cut it. lol. so it'd be cool to learn to develop my own film. and what scanner do you use? just a regular flatbed? those things magnify the smallest specs of dust! XD
Yes, I have every intention of doing a develop-at-home "lesson" in the zine when it comes together. To me that was one of the most exciting things about photography--seeing that stuff come out of the developing can with real images on it! It was awesome.
Yeah, the folks at those places generally have no idea what you are asking for and etc... and then many times the machine is just doing the developing and cutting and printing all in one motion so they just forget to change it not understanding that they are essentially destroying your negatives.
I'm using one of the Epson Perfection 4490 scanners. It is a flat-bed and yes, you can get into a mess of dust if you aren't clean with your enviornment. I generally wipe the negatives with a damp cloth before scanning so most of the dust is cleared away. If there is any dust left... I just leave it and call it "character".... this is Lo-Fi photography, right? ;-D