hi Mezzotint, i m all game 4 long walks w/ short breaks in-between.
hi Mezzotint, i m all game 4 long walks w/ short breaks in-between.
Hi Mezzotint,Originally Posted by Mezzotint
I was using Tmax in the past, am experimenting with Tri-x currently for B&W. For slides, I shoot sensia, provia and velvia. For color negatives, I usually use superia and am thinking of trying natura. I have not been doing much night photography actually but would like to do so.
Am keen to discuss, share and learn techniques from one another. That will be really nice! I'm game for it but I do have to see if I can make it as I am quite tied up with work most of the time during weekdays but am most willingly to try my best to meet up.
Dun worry sore-eyez. You'll definitely get enuff short breaks in between as we'll do more long exposures which may last from 1-30min which depends on yr film speed and the aperture u set. Hopefully there's a member who drives and doesn't mind driving around the island. Then we can go to desolate places but not haunting grounds.Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz
Thanks rebbot for sharing. Currently I'm using TMAX and will like to try out Ilford XP2, HP5 Plus and Delta400. Recently I'm into nocturne photography and I use Kodak Ektachrome E100GX slide film which my friend gave it to me. Haven't try Sensia, Provia and Velvia before but I dun think it's ideal as Fuji films tend to have a green color cast on exposures. Well unless a color-correction filter lens is used. I read from a source that Kodak E100VS has little reciprocity failure. The VS produces amazingly saturated colors. The drawbacks of this film are that you lose the sense of night as the images look like daylight shots due to long exposure timing. The other problem is with shooting in urban conditions where man-made light sources will shift colors turning yr images a murky green or brown.Originally Posted by rebbot
Hopefully you can make time to meet up first to get to know other photographers and we can pick it from there.
Ah I have used provia and velvia for long exposures at night before and they seem to be pretty okay but do note that I have not done exposures for more than 1/2 minute before though. However I have seen examples where provia or velvia has been exposed for up to 2 minutes for a night scene and it looks pretty okay. Will try to see if I can dig up any examples. I have a roll of sensia that I used for a night walkaround at Esplanade and its surroundings but have yet to finish. Probably can see how it turns out.Originally Posted by Mezzotint
I have used the 100VS before in the past but still prefer fuji colors somehow. Its a personal preference by the way.
No comments on preferences.Originally Posted by rebbot
I'd love to see yr work when we get to meet up. It's better to view in prints. Do you printed in glossy foto papers or matte? I can't show u any of my color work but I got B&Ws instead.
Btw how long have u been doing night photography? It seems u did mostly in colors. Any B&W?
I am interested in Night Photography. Dont have all the qualifications you listed. Would be glad to join in night shoot if you need ka-ki. I am using DSLR. Pls email me as appropriate.
i am using 35mm film ,usually use kodak. i thought of starting colour slides soon
dont know if u guys have experience in colour slides .i have been playing with my dslr recently so no time to use film....this will be a good time for me to bring back film
i was most active in night photography like 2 years ago.
weekends is ok with me. this month is most like;y free but i have some plans for short overseas trips and a bit of work . u guys see when to have outing then i will try to make it if theres no major job on for me....thanks
I will be using my FM2 and may be F4s , well the film will be my fav Kodak HIE to try out the night IR, to see what is the diff.Originally Posted by Mezzotint
Really nothing great. Hahaha However I do not have many pictures in print. I do however have some scanned in my laptop. Will bring my laptop along if I manage to meet up with all of you. I have recently decided to try printing on art paper. If I get back any in time, I will bring them along as well.Originally Posted by Mezzotint
You are right that I do not have much B&W work but am experimenting with them right now in pano format. Am excited to get back my first roll of tri-x 400. Will be glad to share them. Am still learning alot about B&W, would be good if you can drop a tip or 2.
I do not particularly do night photography but once in a while I do go for a walkaround for fun.
Last edited by rebbot; 19th May 2006 at 10:46 PM.
me eos1v, pentax k1000, canonet. depending on the iso rating, i typically reserve the canonet if lazy to bring tripod and have iso400 or 800 film on hand.
tried velvia50, provia100 & e100vs, dont like them because i find it saturates the color too much to my liking. prefer sensia because more natural.
a fellow cser had passed me a couple rolls of e100vs (long expired but was kept in fridge all the time), intend to use them soon.
of late, have very little time to shoot due to work commitment.
used to shoot continously for 72hr for 1 solid year (friday to sunday, only go back home to take shower). can say i was once a extreme hardcore nuts.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
Hi IRman, or should I call you Darren?Originally Posted by IRman
Great to hear from you again. I know you're an expert on IR film and shooting in the night with IR film is pretty challenging, I guess. Would love to see the end results it produces.
Yeah it'll be good to check out yr art paper prints, too. Taking B&W panoramics?! U mean using B&W films on pano camera like Horizon or X-pan? Day or night shots? You sure do have lotsa work to show us all, don't you? Would be glad if you can really share them with everyone.Originally Posted by rebbot
anyone wanna go out for star trails?
hi dennis, thanks for sharing.Originally Posted by denniskee
i'm sure at times when night photographers keep shooting night pictures using tripod on long exposure timing, it comes the time when they wanna travel light and shoot with high film speed and fast lens. More like night street photography. I've tried once and failed miserably becuz I don't have a fast lens e.g. 50mm f/1.8 or f/1.4 on my FM10. I was using 35-70mm f/3.5 on Fuji Superia 1600 rated at 800 on the speed dial. Well I definitely need some expert's advises from you and the rest of the guys who are more experienced.
Using the right type of film for the right type of night shooting. Personally I find using slide (chrome) film for nocturne photography, serves the right purpose as it produces amazingly saturated colors to my lurid light-painting. Which of cuz I have to make the pictures in dark areas, away from urban man-made light sources. This is pretty challenging especially here in our motherland but I'm sure there are still some ideal places which I'm still looking out for.
I must say, shooting for 72hrs straight is pretty hard-core, dude. You must have drank lotsa of kopi-o, didn't you?
hey..whats light painting? can post some examples?
Hi bumortic, are you a film user and a serious night photographer?Originally Posted by bumortic
Do you have any ideal places for taking star trails pictures? Correct me if I'm wrong. On this island, everywhere is man-made light source at night, even you're in a very dark places, there are still distant light sources that illuminate the sky on the horizon. Taking star trails picture is fun, well for the amazing result, but practically it requires lotsa of patience and individual perseverance and of cuz technically, with super long exposure timing which can lasts for several hours using low film speed.
Appreciate if you can share with us on yr night photographic experiences and ideas. Cheers mate!
01. Mezzotint (TLR 120 & Nikon 35mm SLR)
03. denniskee (canon & pentax)
04. leonwithphotos(film minolta)
05. sORe-EyEz (35mm film slr)
06. rebbot (120mm and 135mm) Hope I can make it for the outings as I can usually only make it on sundays
07. sljm (Nikon film SLR)
thanks for yr kind interest in joining the group. will u be kind enuff to spare some time, telling us more abt yr stuff i.e. how long have u been doing night photography, what film & ISO u use, yr personal film preference, how often u go for night shooting and where, etc.
hear u soon. cheers mate!