Controlling extremes of light

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  1. amandaschmamanda

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    [FONT=Verdana, Lucida, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I have this project for one of my classes to "create an invisible experience." Long story short, I'm going to take pictures with black & white film, BUT I need them to turn out either all white or all black, i.e. via over/under exposing them. I won't be developing them myself so I need to make sure this happens within the actual taking of the photo, and I want to be able to control it.
    Basically my question is, will I be able to do this with the light metre and such alone, or are there other things I can do so they come out black or white? I have a Nikon F65 with a manual setting.
    Odd request but it's an odd assignment.
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  2. Flash Harry

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    I'm confused, it sounds like you either want a black print or white print with nothing else included, please explain in more detail. But if this is what you want, dont expose 1 frame and the next needs massive overexposure, basically burning out all the neg.
     
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    I'm not sure I understand. If you want prints with few or no grays, the usual route is to use a litho film. These films are designed to produce negatives with pure blacks and whites -- no grays.

    Or perhaps are you trying to achieve high key and low key effects?
     
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    I'm sure she is looking for high contrast images. Litho film, of course will do that on the film side. Photoshop will do that on the digital side.
     
  5. W.Smith

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    The way I understand it she wants 2 silver-bromide prints. One white, one black. No images. So make an exposure with the lens cap still on, and another one with off-camera flash flashing straight into the lens. That oughta take care of it, methinks.
     
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    seems like the obvious thing to do would be a very long exposure in bright light and then a very fast exopsure in low light
     
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    Or just pull three inches of the film out not even in the camera then roll it back in and have the whole roll developed. Dont even need a camera for this one.
     
  8. Luke

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    you don't need negs
    just print onto paper and under or overexpose
     

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