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andy_lemon


Sep 10, 2001, 9:47 AM
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I recently went to the Climbing gym and took pictures of me and my girlfriend bouldering. I used Black & White C-41 at 250th of a second. There is a low light condition in the gym. I don't know how to correct this. I could shoot at a lower speed but I'm not sure if this will pick up on fast movement. Film speed is 400. How do I correct this?

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For someone of photography you should know that a flash with black & White film of any make takes away from the picture. It adds white were it shouldn't be and destroys the message trying to be sent. For the reason of me in a gym I guess that would be ok since the only message I'm trying to send is "Hey, that's me climbing in the gym and the picture is black and white". But I was seriously looking for another option.

Plus I mentioned I was using Black & White C-41 film. The reason was so I could easily take it about anywhere and have it developed... Alot of places only develope C-41. As far as my knowledge extends C-41 only comes in 400 speed.

I asked my photography teacher what I should do after I posted the first message. I found out that about the only way to correct a low light condition with black and white was to set up more lighting in the background (not a flash) or to lower my shutter speed... but as we all know if I go below 125th of a second that would make all my action photos blurry.

Thanks for trying anyhow.


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SCOUT: I did not even see your second paragraph.

"Also 125 sutter speed is fine to stop most action. Don't be afraid to shoot at 60 shutter speed either. Pan the subject, a little movement adds to the photo. The best way to learn is shoot a lot and take notes"

To pan the subject... yes, I just heard about this today in photo class. That sounds like it would take alot of practice... hmmm.


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you should try push processing.

btw, what's your f/stop, you could also try a 28mm lens (i think they open at 3.5)


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you should try push processing.

btw, what's your f/stop, you could also try a 28mm lens (i think they open at f3.5)


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