Using Black and White Film

Written by Kelly Paal


Itís hard to find sometimes but itís making a resurgence, black and white film. If youíve never used this film now isrepparttar time to try it out. Here are some tips to using b&w film and what you can expect fromrepparttar 116217 results.

1. Forget color. This isrepparttar 116218 hardest thing to do andrepparttar 116219 number one reason that you will not get good results with b&w film. 2. Look for contrast. Once you can ignore color look for contrast. You will want your image to have a bit more contrast than you would normally want in a color image. 3. Consider shooting situations that are more formal. Black and white film gives such a wonderful timelessness to an image and itís perfect for formal situations. 4. Keep your photos simple. Black and white film simplifies so donít fight it. Keeprepparttar 116220 images simple by keeping close to your subject or place your subject against a simple back drop. 5. Babies and pets look great on b&w film. Placerepparttar 116221 pet or baby on a white background and youíll be stunned atrepparttar 116222 beautiful results.

Using Film Speed Effectively

Written by Kelly Paal


So you have this great new camera. Now youíre standing in front of a display of more film that youíve ever seen. All you want to do is take some great family photos but you donít know where to start. Hereís short guide to help you get started. Film speed is a number that representsrepparttar filmís sensitively to light. The higherrepparttar 116216 numberrepparttar 116217 more sensitive to light, in thatrepparttar 116218 less light is needed to take a well exposed photo. The number is also an indicator ofrepparttar 116219 detail you will receive fromrepparttar 116220 negative. The higherrepparttar 116221 numberrepparttar 116222 more likely that youíll see a graininess torepparttar 116223 print when enlarged. Film speed goes from 25 to 1600 speed film. 25 to 200 Best for still life and portrait work, in studio conditions whererepparttar 116224 lighting is controlled. This is notrepparttar 116225 film for family shots indoors even with a camera mounted flash. Youíd really need a complete lighting set up to use this film effectively. 200 speed film is very good for outdoor sunny conditions when youíre trying to get a shot of a beautiful landscape. It offers excellent detail and color saturation. 400 Consideredrepparttar 116226 all purpose film. Most films touted as all subject or general purpose are really 400 speed film. When in doubt use 400 speed film. Though you may still be using your camera mounted flash in room lighting conditions. Also good for outdoor conditions, will give you some flexibility in darker conditions and where you are trying to capture a moving subject.

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