need advice shooting Astia

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by HAE, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. HAE

    HAE Guest

    Hello all,
    I need some advice shooting Fuji Astia. Basically how to get the best
    colors out if it . I think I once heard you get dull colors unless you
    underexpose abit? Is this true?
    thanks
     
    HAE, Dec 24, 2003
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  2. HAE

    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: "HAE"
    It's purposely designed to be low in color saturation. I've used it some for
    portraiture and that's what it does best, I think. Excellent slide film for
    skin tones, for example.

    You should shoot a roll and decide for yourself if the colors are saturated
    enough or not. If you want more color saturation then shoot something else
    like Provia 100F or, if you REALLY want saturation, Velvia or Velvia 100F. Or
    one of the Kodak E-100 films, which have varying amounts of saturation designed
    in. This makes more sense than underexposing Astia to try to boost saturation.
     
    Bill Hilton, Dec 25, 2003
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  3. First of all, I'd make it as quick and painless as possible. A blindfold
    and a cigarette is often appreciated.

    Good luck,

    Chris
     
    Christopher Loffredo, Dec 26, 2003
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  4. HAE

    stan Guest

    Not the best for great color saturation as Bill pointed out. My advice is
    to get a roll and shoot it! Keep notes. Shoot right on, -1/2, +1/2 then
    shoot another scene and do the same. You can get a better idea of what you
    like by going to -1 and +1. Shoot the roll in light and shade, shooting
    colors and fairly neutral scenes. In one roll you will have learned
    everything about any it;. and learned a great lesson in the process. Only
    YOU can decide how to shoot a roll of film. No one else can tell you. Good
    Luck and have fun with it.
    Stan
    Visual Arts Photography
     
    stan, Dec 27, 2003
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  5. HAE

    John Guest

    ditto.
    JJ
    saturation.
     
    John, Dec 27, 2003
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