Can Use some Help Quickly (filter)

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  1. jbylake

    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    I used to shoot B&W outdoor shotsk, on a stormy or cloudy day, with a red filter. Gave me great contrast. Now I need to shoot our showroom floor, in B&W, scan into digital and get a darker silloute of a man, standing in front of a lot of custom choppers/bikes. I intentionally want the man standing in front to be almost dark black (sillouette), with the bikes a lighter shade of grey. (this is actually for a website page), and perfection is not the goal here. Obviously, I am shooting film....

    Anyway, any and all help, including film recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    J.:mrgreen:
     
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    This is a lighting issue, not a filter issue.
    You just need to light the bikes more than the person in front of them.
    A couple of lights with tight grids right over the bikes would do it.
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    Buzzzzzzz!!!! Wrong answer...I finally remembered how I did it "back in the day" 100 ASA B&W, hold back on the flash a bit, and a Red #25 filter. Over expose, and there it was. Actually, I'll shoot this with Ilford 100 ASA, Red 25 filter, and photoshop.

    Actually, I really appreciate your time answering the question, but I remember doing this when the only photoshop, was the base photo hobby shop, while I was in the service...:lol:

    Thanks again,

    J.:mrgreen:
     

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