i'm lost pease help

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Willow, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. Willow

    Willow Guest

    Hi do you know of any good websites.
    I'm wanting to know how to manipulate the light by using the shutter speed
    and aperture (e.g so that a picture taking in the day can become to look
    like night, or dawn) I know it's a fast shutter speed but am wanting to find
    out what other affects I can create at different times of day or different
    subjects at different speeds and apertures. To create the picture I'm after.
    e.g fluffywater = f32 / 8". Taking in day light.
    Ok hope you understood all that.
    Willow, Aug 14, 2003
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  2. Willow

    Slingblade Guest

    You can underexpose a shot, if that's what you're talking about...by
    either selecting a faster shutter speed than your light meter
    suggests, or a smaller aperture than it suggests. I don't know that
    even by going three or four steps that it would look like night
    though...it'd just look underexposed.

    If you want to make a daylight scene look like night, you should
    probably use some type of blue filter, such as an 80A filter (which is
    actually designed to use with daylight film indoors, to reduce the
    excessive reddish-orange effect of incandescent lights). I've seen
    pictures shot in bright daylight using an 80A, or another type of dark
    blue filter and slightly underexposing, where it took on a night-time

    You might also want to invest in a neutral density filter or two. You
    can get a couple in different densities, and then stack them for times
    when you'd like to leave the shutter open for a long time...say when
    you want to take a picture of a building where people are constantly
    walking by, but you prefer not to have the people in the picture. You
    could have your shutter open for several seconds, and the people would
    only appear in the picture if they were standing still, because they
    wouldn't remain in one place long enough to be recorded on the film.
    Slingblade, Aug 14, 2003
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