I am just reeling a little...I knew large format would be an expensive hobby...but I naively underestimated how costly. I want to, for the record, compute the processing costs of my large format photography film. Then, I need to think if there is another way!!
This is my first assignment so I have made various mistakes which increased the cost such as double exposing, out of focus, sheet feed problems etc.
Cost of purchasing film: provia 160nc (10 in a box): £35.00 x 3 boxes = £105.00
Processing of 28 images with Peak Imaging = £74.90
Proof sheets = £37.40
So, so far I have spent £217, + postage and other sundries and have a mere ten usable images. And...I still haven't printed these out or had them scanned for submission. To print at 10x8 will cost a further £30 and to scan a further £30 on top of that.
This makes the total cost of ten images £277, almost £30 per image...bloody hell!!!
This is scaring me and I'm not sure what to do...my printer isn't up to printing at a high enough resolution, it doesn't scan particularly well...so I'm thinking should I look at processing myself...I'm not going to give up on it yet...but putting the figures down on paper like this gives me the jitters...my dear husband is very supportive, but I think he would wince if he caught sight of these figures....
Answers on a postcard please...