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Filters ?

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Dion 47, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Dion 47

    Dion 47 Well-Known Member

    I know a lot of you might already do this but don't forget if you don't have filters with long exposures you can always wave your open hand/ fingers in front of the lens over the light part so it doesn't get blown out with practise you can get really good results this way
     
  2. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    A better way of improvising might be to use a dense translucent everyday wrapper (say the wrapping from a Quality Street chocolate - the purple ones are nice) and then colour correct for the inevitable cast in Lightroom.
     
  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Just like we used to dodge prints in the darkroom. By the way - did anyone ever use those black pieces of card on the end of a piece of wire? They were too much like hard work for me.
     
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  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Ditto. Plus, working in the confined space of the cupboard under the stairs there wasn't enough oxygen to mess around dodging. Anything longer than a 30s exposure didn't leave time for swishing in the fixer.
     
  5. Dion 47

    Dion 47 Well-Known Member

    I was lucky I worked for Unilever Research and had our own dark room with all the film and paper we needed
     
  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Yes. I constructed one for a particular bit of dodging I needed where I coudn't relaly successfully reach with my hand unless I dodged other areas I didn't want to. But mostly I preferred to use my hand.
     

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