tombstone photographs/Olympus C5000

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Frederick Von Mohrenberg, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Hi:

    I have an Olympus C5000. I have no previous experience with digital cameras
    although I have a great deal of experience with film cameras.

    I am going to record a large number of tombstones at a cemetery in NYC.
    This is an older cemetery and the stones tend to be large, polished black
    with the cut out areas in gray. Chances are I will be going on a sunless

    What would be the best manual settings for this project.

    Frederick Von Mohrenberg, Jul 11, 2004
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  2. Frederick Von Mohrenberg

    Crownfield Guest

    1/123 at 6.2, zoom to 29 mm, and focus at 84 inches. :)

    you could zoom to fill the frame from where you stand,
    set the shutter to 1/125,
    point the camera at dark grass and meter,
    and then manually use that f-stop.

    or point the camera at a general scene,
    meter, and open up 1 or 2 stops.

    there is no perfect answer to a photo-op
    where the conditions are unknown.

    if it is shiny, watch for reflections.
    aince all the subject is dark,
    watch out for underexposure.
    Crownfield, Jul 11, 2004
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