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  1. Flannel16

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    hey im going to shoot a landscape photo of a sunrise over some mountian crest what should my setup be if im shooting into the sun using a olympus 28-120 film camrera
    Braden

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    It's hit and miss. The sun will throw your sensor out the wazoo. It also depends as to what you are after. Do you want to reduce the sun to a small ball, a small flare? Maybe take a point and shoot digicam along so you can get an idea of the exposures.

    A few things to note remove any lens filters you have. The filters cause flaring and on a modern lens it can make the difference between looking professional and looking like it was taken by cheap gear from the 70s.

    Also if you stop down you aperture below f/16 you get a star effect form the sun :)
     
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    thats a fairly complete suggestion. I just want to add this : keep your shot underexposed to 0.3 or 0.7 stops, alternately, to 0.5 stop. bracket them both (-0.3 and -0.7), you'll get a nice figure of the sun in either without compromising exposure on the landscape. do not Spot or Center-weight meter the sun.

    (have you considered making the landscape a silhouette ? have a look at number 1 here : http://www.turboshots.net/gallery/en/digha/digha_g_en.html)

    also, I believe that shooting the photo is only 30% of the job of the total workflow, majority of which consists of digital editing. you can fill some light in with Adobe Lightroom to your underexposed photograph or make Shadow/Highlight correction with Adobe Photoshop to make it stand up. that way, you get aesthetically good photographs.

    All the best !
     
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    ok thanks i what going for a near silhouette but to still have some detail to the terrain Ill take the digital to help out
    Braden
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    right, hope it works out !
     
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    Thanks i devlope and see
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    yup, we'll wait for em ! :thumbup:
     
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    Well, if you go for a single exposure, the digital wil have a way harder time to get both the sky and the foreground terrain well exposed. digital of course could help with multiple exposures and blending them together later.

    But for a single shot thing, I'd always prefer film for sunsets.
     

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