31st October 2002, 09:13 PM
C41 B/w film
how to improve contrast of c41 b/w film (xp2,t400cn)
I know by adding filter can but the contrast is still not enough.What color filter is suitable to increase constrast on portraits?
31st October 2002, 09:33 PM
try green or yellow-green filter first. Blue should darken skin the most, I think.
Actually i think the low contrast is due to using colour paper. Have anyone tried printing XP2 on black and white paper??
Last edited by Gunjack; 31st October 2002 at 09:39 PM.
31st October 2002, 09:45 PM
have tried yellow green, still feel that the constrast is weak
31st October 2002, 10:07 PM
Oh yeah... I dunno whether u know or not, but I rate both xp2 super and t400cn as 200 speed film, that is I over-expose it 1 stop more to get better contrast. They look much better to me that way.
1st November 2002, 09:21 AM
Get them scanned, tweak them in PS, then send them in and print digitally. Or print them onto traditional B&W paper (either high grade B&W paper, or if using multigrade, use a high grade filter).