6th May 2004, 03:22 PM
Filters for B & W Shoot
I have an outdoor wedding shoot coming up & I intend to shoot in b & w. What coloured filter(s) are recommended for b & w photos? What effects does a C. Polarizer have on b & w photos?
6th May 2004, 03:30 PM
6th May 2004, 03:47 PM
Which is a fool-proof filter to use for wedding shoots/portraits? Cos I'm not too sure what the couple is wearing yet. If I were to use a wrong filter for b & w, will the contrast of photos turn out terrible? eg using an orange filter when there are no orange subjects in the photo
Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
6th May 2004, 03:55 PM
Doesn't work that way... subjects which are close in the colour chart to orange would also be affected, as well as subjects opposite in the colour chart.
Originally Posted by vivientan
A polariser would have a similiar effect to a red filter in that in would darken skies and give you a bit more contrast, as well as the usual reflection eliminating uses.
A yellow filter is my 'normal' filter for shooting b and w. The May 2004 issue of Practical Photography suggests a green filter when shooting portraits to render skin and lips a more natural tone.
An additional issue which I don't know the answer to is if you can still get pure white (bride's gown) with a red or green filter slapped over your lens.
6th May 2004, 04:01 PM