Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HOLGA - Woods

Usually I shoot color film as I like color, the more the better. However I picked up some recently expired Ilford black and white film and a suggestion to try a red filter over the camera lens as it would bring out more shades of gray. The human eye sees something like just over 200 shades of gray. I also bought a book on using filters on cameras and read parts of it. The place where I take many many photos is near where I live so I walked across the street and shot some photos. The combination of the expired film and the red filter gave the place a different look.


Anonymous said...

Wow... nice shots! I've never heard that trick about the red filter, but it really does make a difference. The images have such a rich tonality. It's almost like going from 20 grays to 200 grays.

sbk said...

Hi duriandave,

Thanks for your kind comments. I have the guys at the photo shop where I have my film developed to thank as they are great about sharing tips with me.