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Old January 25th 04, 11:19 PM
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I am a student at Utah State University, and am doing a portfoloio on night
photography. I have always been mezmerized by the bright lights against a
black night sky, and being able to see what things are.

I was interested in getting some ideas for good subjects for my photographs.

I would also be grateful for any technical pointers on exposure times and
printing, to come out with clean, detailed photographs.

Thanks

Curtis M
Utah State University
Logan Utah
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Old January 26th 04, 07:05 AM
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schreef in bericht ...

I am a student at Utah State University, and am doing a portfoloio on

night
photography. I have always been mezmerized by the bright lights against a
black night sky, and being able to see what things are.

I was interested in getting some ideas for good subjects for my

photographs.

I would also be grateful for any technical pointers on exposure times and
printing, to come out with clean, detailed photographs.


You can find an article (as a pdf-file) about night photography on the site
of Wolfgang Mothes.
The article is that good that's worth to do the translation...

http://www.wolfgangmothes.de/

Kind regards
Fred


Thanks

Curtis M
Utah State University
Logan Utah



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Old January 26th 04, 11:03 AM
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I did some experementing lately in order to find a way to overcome the huge
contrasts in night scenes.
I underdevelopped the film by some 25% for this purpose and compensated for
the loss of film speed by overexposing by abt. 2 stops.
Have a look at the result at http://home.tiscali.be/jant/04090301_75dpi.jpg
(or http://home.tiscali.be/jant/04090301_300dpi.jpg for larger image)

Film was Tri-X Prof 320 in D-76 at IE 100 and -25% dev. time.

Good luck!

Jan


schreef in bericht ...

I am a student at Utah State University, and am doing a portfoloio on

night
photography. I have always been mezmerized by the bright lights against a
black night sky, and being able to see what things are.

I was interested in getting some ideas for good subjects for my

photographs.

I would also be grateful for any technical pointers on exposure times and
printing, to come out with clean, detailed photographs.

Thanks

Curtis M
Utah State University
Logan Utah



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Old January 26th 04, 12:19 PM
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Check out this informative site--look at some of the tech tips and
galleries. If you use a light meter, compensate for reciprocity failure
(may need as much as 2-4 times the exposure your meter specifies; in the
beginning, bracket a lot), and I would definitely agree with decreasing
development times to reduce the contast.

Good luck, Sam


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Old January 26th 04, 12:23 PM
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Sorry--the site is:
http://www.thenocturnes.com/

Sam


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Old January 26th 04, 12:49 PM
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I'm not very skilled in night photos, but I had good results with TX @
1250 in Diafine.
Since Diafine do a lot of compensation, highlights (street lights?) are
not blown up, and the underexposure (true film speed is still about 400)
gives what to me is a 'night' look (dark shadows).

Jorge

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I am a student at Utah State University, and am doing a portfoloio on
night photography. I have always been mezmerized by the bright lights
against a black night sky, and being able to see what things are.

I was interested in getting some ideas for good subjects for my
photographs.

I would also be grateful for any technical pointers on exposure times
and printing, to come out with clean, detailed photographs.

Thanks

Curtis M
Utah State University
Logan Utah


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Old January 26th 04, 02:40 PM
Nicholas O. Lindan
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I am a student at Utah State University, and am doing a portfoloio on night
photography...


Tony Spadaro's site:

http://www.chapelhillnoir.com/noct/nn0000.html

May give you some ideas.

'O. Winston Link' did a good job of lighting up the night --
assuming the night happened to have a locomotive in it. There were
a flurry of web pages of his work after he died in 2001 but
most seem to have gone off line.

Search "O. Winston Link" in google for a selection of sites.

--
Nicholas O. Lindan, Cleveland, Ohio
Consulting Engineer: Electronics; Informatics; Photonics.
 




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