Sleeping Beauty

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  1. Efergoh

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    Help me out here...

    This shot was taken indoors (obviously) with natural light, no flash or artifical lights of any kind. It came out really gray with a 2 1/2 filter. If I push the filter for more contrast, I loose a lot of detail.

    Suggestions?


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    I would like to see what this one looks like in color.
     
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    Hmmm...haven't even considered it. Been a while since I even bought color film.
     
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    I like the B/W personally. Maybe a tighter shot.. makes it more intimate. maybe crop it down to just face/pillow?
     
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    You should try putting a 1940 style tint on this picture if begs for the romance angle...

    by the way thanks for the job you did for us all...
     
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    Multi-grade printing! Do a short exposure w/ a 1 or a 1.5 filter to get the highlight details. Then do a longer exposure at something aroud 4 or higher.

    It looks great!
     
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    Might work...I'll try that. I was thinking maybe sepia tone.

    You're more than welcome, thanks for the appreciation.

    Hadn't thought of that. I'll try that, too. Gonna be a long day of printing tomorrow.
     
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    The nature of the image suggests to me that it was shot with film and scanned, and the original negative was underexposed, therefore lacking detail in the shadows. Accordingly as you mention, when you increase the contrast filtration, you lose detail.
     
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    Courtesy of mysteryscribe....

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    Scanned print, not a scanned neg. The whole roll was exposed quite well. I wasn't able to get in with a tripod, so for this shot, I was lying on the bed, laying on the camera while gorilla griping it to keep it still for the one full second of exposure. It just came out flat. I guess that all of the colors with the given light were relativly close to 18% gray.
     
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    scanned prints are notoriously bad.... Plus you are at the mercy of the printer, In my case thats me ..
     
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    I've noted that...

    Case in point:

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    The black on the print is truly rich, but here...m'eh
    The scan of sleeping beauty above is pretty close to the print itself, though.
     

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