Using contrast viewing filters
Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:40 AM
Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:25 AM
How do you use these filters and which type you use? I bought this Tiffen b&w filter mainly to observe the clouds, but I'm interested in using it for contrast viewing as well. There just isn't so many people that do it anymore, so nobody has ever been able to explain me the basic techniques. For example if I take the yellow tone in consideration, does it make any sense to use the b&w filter when shooting on color?
I´m not sure, but the main use of these filters is to separate the different grey tones of your scene. Even you are shooting on color, each color has a correspondance in a grey so you can know in wich part of the sensitometric scale is that color. It helps you to expose your scene in a more contrast way or in softer way. You can also use it to look forward the fresnel lense to see where is the main hit of light so you can direct it to the part of the scene you want to.
Sorry for my english!
Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:53 PM