advice for indoor film

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Nicolae Santean, May 31, 2005.

  1. I have recently been asked to take pictures of the speakers in a conference.
    I have done it once last year and I did not like the outcome very much - you
    can see it at :

    http://www.csd.uwo.ca/~nic/dcfs04/

    The pictures will be scanned and posted on the web. Any advice on WHAT FILM
    should I use this time will be greatly appreciated. I am an amateur and I
    will use the following : a 35-70mm f4 Zuiko lens, a 6000 Kelvin Vivitar
    flash and a camera body with 1/125 sync speed.

    If you look at the pictures of the last year (link above) you will see that
    they seem "harsh" and quite bluish - due to the flash I guess - and I would
    like to correct this with the film eventually (I must stick with the present
    equipment). If I recall correctly, last time I used a Kodak Gold 400.

    Any other advice is welcomed. I will start shooting on Monday, so I have
    only this week for advices.

    Thanks a lot,

    Nic.
     
    Nicolae Santean, May 31, 2005
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  2. Try some Fuji SUPER G 1600 (I only use Fuji Colour film so that's all I can
    comment on) which should give you enough scope to include some ambient
    lighting, and soften the shadows. Use a tripod or monopod too.
    Fuji used to make a 3200 ISO colour negative film but it isn't listed on
    their website.
    Do you have anything to diffuse your flash, as that will also help to soften
    the shadows.

    Best regards,

    Craig.
     
    Craig Marston, May 31, 2005
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  3. Try some Fuji SUPER G 1600 (I only use Fuji Colour film so that's all I can
    comment on) which should give you enough scope to include some ambient
    lighting, and soften the shadows. Use a tripod or monopod too.
    Fuji used to make a 3200 ISO colour negative film but it isn't listed on
    their website.
    Do you have anything to diffuse your flash, as that will also help to soften
    the shadows.

    Best regards,

    Craig.
     
    Craig Marston, May 31, 2005
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  4. Nicolae Santean

    Marvin Guest

    The skin colors look good. Some pictures have a blue backgound - was that the true color
    of the background? It lloks like the group photos were taken in bright sunlight,
    presumably without a flash. Yet the stone of the looks blue where it is in shadow.
    Shadows often do look blue, because they are illuminated by scattered daylight, and
    scattering increases the blue wavelengths relative to the longer wavelengths of light.

    If you scan the pictures into a computer, image editing software can let you increase or
    decrease colors individually, even in selected areas only.
     
    Marvin, May 31, 2005
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  5. Nicolae Santean

    Mr. Mark Guest

    Try some Fuji SUPER G 1600 (I only use Fuji Colour film so that's all I
    can
    The Fuji Press 1600 pushes to 3200 nicely.
    That was the only problem I could see in the photos - the lighting was
    harsh.
     
    Mr. Mark, May 31, 2005
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