Photographing BLACK

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by no-one, May 17, 2008.

  1. no-one

    no-one Guest

    OK!

    LISTEN CAREFULLY,,,,,,......... WILL SAY THIS ONLY ONCE,,,

    I've got a FULL bottle of Drambuie, it's sitting on the table with a black
    background. Every time I take a shot the camera averages the scene out to be
    18% grey (as it should!!!! (****!! I NEW that!!!) ) and the black
    background ain't black.......... So ,,... I've got THREE QUATERS
    of a bottle of Drambuie on the table. I set the camera ( EOS 5D )
    to custom white balance, after taking a shot of a white subject....... (as
    per Canon instructions )... and setting that as the custom white
    balance......and I've still got grey!!!!!!!.... I know!!!,, I can put a
    grey card in the first shot and sort it out in CS3 later but after a quarter
    of a bottle of Drambuie I want to do it "in camera"...... I'm stuborn.. so
    there!!!! **** you............................ I've got
    HALF a bottle of Drambuie, a little light is showing through it but the
    background is still brasicly blaack..... Rightio I've tried
    sevr..severi....several different exposures, over and under, **** knows why
    I tried overexposing,,,,,,,( yeah, yeah, ok I know!) BUT it just allowed
    more time to unschrew the cap I reckon,,, I recon, I do, (YESHHH..........
    it's a newisshhh bottle of Drrambuie, they did away with the cork
    (WHY!!!!!!), thew ( ooops missed) (start again) the cork,,(caught up) they
    now have a "scrwe",,,,...... NOPE..." screw
    cap"............................... I've got a QUARTER of a
    bottle of Drambuie sitting on the table with a blackish sort of
    background...... I can't get the fuckin' camera to focus......... (f u c k
    i n ' C a n o n) ....... but that doesn't matter!!!!!!!...... the
    background's shtill a greyish sort of colour or shhhum sort of that sot of
    shhhit!! I juast reeeaed a book but thaaat din't hellup..sayyyyd sumpinn
    but wus too mennieee
    words.........................................................................
    THE FUCKIN BOTTLES EMPTY!!!!........ SHIT WHATA I DO NOW!!!!.......
    Lights Flooding Through the bottle.....the shot's rooond......... THE DAY'S
    RUIINED.........what the hell do I do now....................OH
    OK?!!................. DON'T PANNIC .........DON'T PANIK!!!? !!.......
    Here's another Bottle!!.....(thank you dear) Settle Down,,, take It easy,
    Deep breaths. NOPE it's blurry and it's grey........... HOW THE **** DO I
    PHOTOGRAPH BLACK!!!!!!!! (or to make it interesting...................HOW
    DO I PHOTOGRAPH WHITE) It's getting dark..................Why's the floor
    sooooo close to my nose..................... Yes dear,,............. I'm
    coming to bed........ ( oh no not MORE sex!!!.............when will it
    end!!!!!!!!!)......................................................... (WHEN
    WILL IT END!!!!) I love Photography.........(I think)
     
    no-one, May 17, 2008
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  2. no-one

    Noons Guest




    I'll drink to thath!
     
    Noons, May 18, 2008
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