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    Default black/white filters?

    Hi fellow nikonians

    need help regarding filters
    is that black/white filters in the market to help in taking b/w pics?
    if there is then does it looks different than those edited by ps?

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    Default Filters for black and white film

    hi, for me i use a green or a red filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emollientcolt
    hi, for me i use a green or a red filter.
    hi
    u use a green red filter to create b/w pictures ?

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    Default green and red filters

    yes. red filter increase the contrast for the skies and clouds, green for taking photos of people. nice skin tones. but thats just for me. try afew and see what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saraluna
    Hi fellow nikonians

    need help regarding filters
    is that black/white filters in the market to help in taking b/w pics?
    if there is then does it looks different than those edited by ps?
    I use dark red and green/yellow filters for b&w photos. Brings out contrast and skin tones.

    of course we are talking about film here... if digital, no need to use any filters
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    Quote Originally Posted by saraluna
    Hi fellow nikonians

    need help regarding filters
    is that black/white filters in the market to help in taking b/w pics?
    if there is then does it looks different than those edited by ps?
    there is no filter that produces a black and white image out of what is originally color. either you use b/w film, or use photoshop... in the case of b/w film, the filters that were earlier recommended may be used to improve contrast etc... those fiilter techniques may be duplicated in photoshop as well.. cheers.

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    Default b+w

    yellow filter most common for b+w film
    red next most common, then green

    Photoshop creates some effect
    but if you shot b+w film with filter, the original neg is the unadulterated source.

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    icic
    thnks guys for the relevant info


    thought there is a filter just for taking b/w pics

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    Moved thread to a more appropriate location

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
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    sorry to borrow ur thread...
    so which is better? the red, yellow or green for street photography....

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