Home
SearchSearch MemberlistMemberlist RegisterRegister ProfileProfile Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages Log inLog in

Film and Filters for contrasty scenes
View previous topic :: View next topic  


PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Film and Filters for contrasty scenes Reply with quote

filters for my film photography!


Hi all I am going to shoot film during summer with my 24-85 lens (filter size 72mm) and the 85mm 1.8G (Filter size 67mm) and I was wondering if you can help me 1. read about which filters I should pack for shooting color and black and white film in very sunny and contrasty scenes and 2. how to use a light meter (spot meter available) for very contrasty scenes. Thanks a lot for being so big help. Regards Alex


PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Film and Filters for contrasty scenes Reply with quote

alaios wrote:
2. how to use a light meter (spot meter available) for very contrasty scenes.


Well, that's the basically principle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System

However, for more detailed instructions please refer to the "Anselm Adams method". Google will help you.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Film and Filters for contrasty scenes Reply with quote

alaios wrote:
filters for my film photography!


Hi all I am going to shoot film during summer with my 24-85 lens (filter size 72mm) and the 85mm 1.8G (Filter size 67mm) and I was wondering if you can help me 1. read about which filters I should pack for shooting color and black and white film in very sunny and contrasty scenes and 2. how to use a light meter (spot meter available) for very contrasty scenes. Thanks a lot for being so big help. Regards Alex


There are a few books in print specifically dealing with filters and their usage. You may want to look into:

The Photographers Guide To Using Filters https://www.amazon.com/Photographers-Guide-Using-Filters/dp/B008SLVOPI

Mastering Filters for Photography: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Filters-Photography-Techniques-High-Impact/dp/0817424512/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KV4Q3AECR0BSAGW900DZ

I own both books, for what it's worth I found Mastering Filters For Photography a bit better than The Photographers guide. Both books contain valuable information, so either book should be informative and helpful.

If you want to learn about using a meter or light in general, I highly recommend: Light Science & Magic. https://www.amazon.com/Light-Science-Magic-Introduction-Photographic/dp/0240812255/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503652271&sr=1-3&keywords=light+science+and+magic