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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:07 PM   #1
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I'm playing with a new B&W converter that I am trying for 15 days.

This pictures was shoot last Spring in Montauk - New York




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Old Feb 14, 2012, 8:14 AM   #2
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Very nice Marcelo. I like the way you did the lighting in this shot.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 8:29 AM   #3
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Enjoyed this one.

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That looks very good Marcelo. I like the composition and the effects you used for the picture. It also looks like you used a little sepia tone in your finished product. Well done!
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Very beautifull picture Marcello.
I saw you did use + 0,7 EV.
That is something I still don't have under control.
Could you explain when and where you select a certain - or + EV please?
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Niiice! I light the light and the vignet effect, looks like a fog halo? The simple crop and centered composition shot works.
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Very beautifull picture Marcello.
I saw you did use + 0,7 EV.
That is something I still don't have under control.
Could you explain when and where you select a certain - or + EV please?
Hi Lordje, I have the 500 and use the EV quite a bit. It's a simple way to overide the cameras light setting with a plus or minus reading to give your shot more, or less light. That's not a great explanation but if you try it you'll see what I mean.

Turn your camera on. Look at the top and right behind the shutter release is a small button that has a light -, and dark +, picture on it. Press that down while looking at your view screen, at the top of the screen you'll see a scale with a - to the left and + to the right. Now while holding the button down, rotate the knurled knob on the top right of the camera. Anti clockwise give a plus reading, clockwise gives a -.

Now it's time to experiment and have fun. It's not like you're wasting film.

If you can understand my explanation..
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Thank you very much for your info on this Ken.
I do know it is making darker or lighter, but have no feeling in when placing how much - or +.
And indeed making more test on it will help me see and getting me more having an idea on it.

Again thank you for your input.
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Hi Lordje, I have the 500 and use the EV quite a bit. It's a simple way to overide the cameras light setting with a plus or minus reading to give your shot more, or less light. That's not a great explanation but if you try it you'll see what I mean.

Turn your camera on. Look at the top and right behind the shutter release is a small button that has a light -, and dark +, picture on it. Press that down while looking at your view screen, at the top of the screen you'll see a scale with a - to the left and + to the right. Now while holding the button down, rotate the knurled knob on the top right of the camera. Anti clockwise give a plus reading, clockwise gives a -.

Now it's time to experiment and have fun. It's not like you're wasting film.

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Ken, thank you for the explanation and sorry for my late reply.

I usually over or under expose my pictures according with the situation:

- If the subject is against a light background, for example when you shoot a bird in fly I increase the exposure by 1 1/2 - 2 stops.

- If the subject is against a dark background, for example an owl sitting on the branches of a dark tree I reduce the exposure by 1 1/2 - 2 stops.

- If the subject is bright, for example a wedding dress, snow or an animal with white fur I increase the exposure to 2-2 1/2 stops.

- If the subject is dark, like a black car, people dressing black clothing I reduce the exposure by 2- 2 1/2 stops.

The best way to understand exposure is practice and shoot the same scene with different settings and exposures and you will find your balance according with the lens you are using.

I hope this helps, if you have questions please let me know.

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In the picture I posted I made a mistake and I set by accident my camera to +0.7 and the original picture looks too bright, I recover some highlights with photoshop and the sepia treatment helped to cover my mistake.

This is a good example about how NOT to exposure a white building...

Thank you guys for the nice comments.

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