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LONG EXPOSURE PORTRAIT

kare nine , Sep 25, 2004; 12:21 p.m.

i WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIMENT LONG EXPOSURE PORTAITS IN LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS with a medium format camera. Is anybody has advices and samples ? Thanks,

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B G , Sep 25, 2004; 12:32 p.m.

Say with frimness, right before exposure: "Nobody moves, nobody gets hurt".

kare nine , Sep 25, 2004; 01:00 p.m.

WHAT KIND OF EFFECT CAN i EXPECT ?

danny liao , Sep 25, 2004; 01:46 p.m.

there are lots of different effects depending on what kind of film you use. if black and white, you'll mostly likely get lots of grain. if color, you'll most likely get grain + color shift. depending on how long the exposure is, you'll have to deal with reciprocity on both types of film. also, doing a portrait with a slow shutter you'll probably get some slight blur on the subject due to subject movement.

Jonathan Brewer , Sep 25, 2004; 03:48 p.m.

The representative image on this next weekly lighting theme is a timed exposure and also a portrait in a way, you'll be able to gauge this image in light of the concerns/considerations that've been voiced here.

I'll be the first to tell you that it can be done, and while there are hurdles to overcome, it's not as hard as you think, which happens to be the main point I'll be trying to get across in this next weekly lighting theme I'll be uploading late Sunday or early Monday.

David Goldfarb , Sep 26, 2004; 08:58 p.m.

Wes Bennett , Sep 27, 2004; 05:18 p.m.

We have done many long-exposure portraits with Canon digital slr's. Obviously tripods are very important to the process...we use color gels on our hotlights and exposure times less than 30 seconds. It is not easy to get a model who is proficient at sitting still. Here is a link to an example.


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