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Old September 13th 04, 05:16 AM
Graham Fountain
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Haven't been keeping track of my calendar - this coming weekend is our
annual carnival and I am a little unprepared for it. I doubt I'll have a
chance to get out to buy more film before then, so what I have sitting in my
camera bag will have to be it. I want to get some nice nighttime motion
shots of the carny rides, fireworks, maybe the odd photo of the missus and
the kid enjoying themselves, and possibly the odd shot of the carny workers
(from past experience most are so ugly they should make interesting photos).
My film choices (and my thoughts) a
* currently half a roll of Fujichrome Sensia 100 slide film in one camera
body - since this is in the camera now I will be using it - I don't know how
well it will handle things like fireworks though - too slow? I suspect it
should be good for motion shots of the rides.
*A few rolls of Kodak Max and Fuji superia 100 colour negative film. - I
have heaps of this, but like the slide film, I wonder if it will be too
slow.
* A roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO colour negative film - In line with wondering
if the 100 would be too slow, I wonder if the 800 would be too fast - would
it be too quick to get the nice blurred shots of the rides etc. But then
again, it might be able to freeze some of the motion which would give an
alternative aspect. I think this might be the best option for photos of my
family though, and hopefully it will give a nice grainy feel.
*A roll of Kodak P3200 B&W film - Probably way too fast for motion blur
shots, and being B&W it will be essentially useless for fireworks shots, but
could give some very nice portrait results.
* A few rolls of Fuji Neopan 100 B&W film - I think this one will be nearly
useless - the fireworks or carny rides in B&W will lose impact, and it will
be too slow for portraits.
Any comments? will the 800 be too quick or the 100 be too slow? My thoughts
are to load the spare body with 800 colour film, and when I use the rest of
the slide film I currently have loaded, load that camera with 100 colour
film. I am tempted to use the Kodak P3200 though - I think it could give
some very interesting results.
Bearing in mind that I will primarily be there with my family, so I won't be
sitting with the camera taking shot after shot after shot, so I don't expect
to be able to experiment with all the film types (as much as I'd like to).


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Old September 13th 04, 06:09 AM
S Lee
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Graham Fountain choreographed a chorus line of high-kicking electrons to
spell out:

Haven't been keeping track of my calendar - this coming weekend is our
annual carnival and I am a little unprepared for it. I doubt I'll have
a chance to get out to buy more film before then, so what I have
sitting in my camera bag will have to be it. I want to get some nice
nighttime motion shots of the carny rides, fireworks, maybe the odd
photo of the missus and the kid enjoying themselves, and possibly the
odd shot of the carny workers (from past experience most are so ugly
they should make interesting photos). My film choices (and my
thoughts) a


Also important: What lenses, what camera? Flash? Tripod?

* currently half a roll of Fujichrome Sensia 100 slide
film in one camera body - since this is in the camera now I will be
using it - I don't know how well it will handle things like fireworks
though - too slow? I suspect it should be good for motion shots of the
rides.
*A few rolls of Kodak Max and Fuji superia 100 colour negative
film. - I have heaps of this, but like the slide film, I wonder if it
will be too slow.


Should be fine for fireworks shot with a tripod over the three
seconds or so that it'll take to get the burst patterns to appear. Or
combine the slow films with fill flash to get interesting stopped/blurred
motion effects on the rides.

* A roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO colour negative film - In line with
wondering if the 100 would be too slow, I wonder if the 800 would be
too fast - would it be too quick to get the nice blurred shots of the
rides etc. But then again, it might be able to freeze some of the
motion which would give an alternative aspect. I think this might be
the best option for photos of my family though, and hopefully it will
give a nice grainy feel.


Fine for standing family snaps. "Too fast for motion blur" really
depends on what lighting you have to work with. And that's really the
biggest consideration here...

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Old September 13th 04, 06:09 AM
S Lee
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Graham Fountain choreographed a chorus line of high-kicking electrons to
spell out:

Haven't been keeping track of my calendar - this coming weekend is our
annual carnival and I am a little unprepared for it. I doubt I'll have
a chance to get out to buy more film before then, so what I have
sitting in my camera bag will have to be it. I want to get some nice
nighttime motion shots of the carny rides, fireworks, maybe the odd
photo of the missus and the kid enjoying themselves, and possibly the
odd shot of the carny workers (from past experience most are so ugly
they should make interesting photos). My film choices (and my
thoughts) a


Also important: What lenses, what camera? Flash? Tripod?

* currently half a roll of Fujichrome Sensia 100 slide
film in one camera body - since this is in the camera now I will be
using it - I don't know how well it will handle things like fireworks
though - too slow? I suspect it should be good for motion shots of the
rides.
*A few rolls of Kodak Max and Fuji superia 100 colour negative
film. - I have heaps of this, but like the slide film, I wonder if it
will be too slow.


Should be fine for fireworks shot with a tripod over the three
seconds or so that it'll take to get the burst patterns to appear. Or
combine the slow films with fill flash to get interesting stopped/blurred
motion effects on the rides.

* A roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO colour negative film - In line with
wondering if the 100 would be too slow, I wonder if the 800 would be
too fast - would it be too quick to get the nice blurred shots of the
rides etc. But then again, it might be able to freeze some of the
motion which would give an alternative aspect. I think this might be
the best option for photos of my family though, and hopefully it will
give a nice grainy feel.


Fine for standing family snaps. "Too fast for motion blur" really
depends on what lighting you have to work with. And that's really the
biggest consideration here...

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Old September 13th 04, 12:34 PM
Matt Clara
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"Graham Fountain" wrote in message
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Haven't been keeping track of my calendar - this coming weekend is our
annual carnival and I am a little unprepared for it. I doubt I'll have a
chance to get out to buy more film before then, so what I have sitting in

my
camera bag will have to be it. I want to get some nice nighttime motion
shots of the carny rides, fireworks,


Here's a note on shooting fireworks:
http://photos.msn.com/Editorial/Arti...kingpicture s

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Matt Clara
www.mattclara.com


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Old September 13th 04, 03:54 PM
Alan Browne
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Graham Fountain wrote:

Haven't been keeping track of my calendar - this coming weekend is our
annual carnival and I am a little unprepared for it. I doubt I'll have a
chance to get out to buy more film before then, so what I have sitting in my
camera bag will have to be it. I want to get some nice nighttime motion
shots of the carny rides, fireworks, maybe the odd photo of the missus and
the kid enjoying themselves, and possibly the odd shot of the carny workers
(from past experience most are so ugly they should make interesting photos).
My film choices (and my thoughts) a
* currently half a roll of Fujichrome Sensia 100 slide film in one camera
body - since this is in the camera now I will be using it - I don't know how
well it will handle things like fireworks though - too slow? I suspect it
should be good for motion shots of the rides.


It's okay for fireworks. f/8 to f/11 and hold the shutter open
in "B" setting with a cable release (yes, on a tripod). Cover
the lens with something like a ball cap and unmask when you see a
missile going up, cover up again until the next one. A fairly
wide angle is best and a good backgroung (city lights,
river/bridge) make it great.
For the carny lights something around 1/8 f/5.6 ...that will give
you motion too. take that to f/11 at 1/2 for more motion blur.

*A few rolls of Kodak Max and Fuji superia 100 colour negative film. - I
have heaps of this, but like the slide film, I wonder if it will be too
slow.


Nope.

* A roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO colour negative film - In line with wondering
if the 100 would be too slow, I wonder if the 800 would be too fast - would
it be too quick to get the nice blurred shots of the rides etc. But then
again, it might be able to freeze some of the motion which would give an
alternative aspect. I think this might be the best option for photos of my
family though, and hopefully it will give a nice grainy feel.


Good for portraits of people lit by the color lights. Over
expose by 1 stop (rate it at 400). For faces open up yet another
stop from the meter reading.


*A roll of Kodak P3200 B&W film - Probably way too fast for motion blur
shots, and being B&W it will be essentially useless for fireworks shots, but
could give some very nice portrait results.
* A few rolls of Fuji Neopan 100 B&W film - I think this one will be nearly
useless - the fireworks or carny rides in B&W will lose impact, and it will
be too slow for portraits.


B&W can do a good job on fireworks. It's a different way of
seeing it.


Any comments? will the 800 be too quick or the 100 be too slow? My thoughts
are to load the spare body with 800 colour film, and when I use the rest of
the slide film I currently have loaded, load that camera with 100 colour
film. I am tempted to use the Kodak P3200 though - I think it could give
some very interesting results.


100 slide film is perfect for fireworks. tripod and release are
essential.
The fast B&W can be used for handheld (braced) action portraits.

Cheers,
Alan


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Old September 13th 04, 09:15 PM
Bob Hickey
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"Graham Fountain" wrote in message
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*A few rolls of Kodak Max and Fuji superia 100 colour negative film. - I
have heaps of this, but like the slide film, I wonder if it will be too
slow.
* A roll of Kodak Max 800 ISO colour negative film - In line with

wondering
if the 100 would be too slow, I wonder if the 800 would be too fast -

would
it be too quick to get the nice blurred shots of the rides etc. But then
again, it might be able to freeze some of the motion which would give an
alternative aspect. I think this might be the best option for photos of

my
family though, and hopefully it will give a nice grainy feel.
*A roll of Kodak P3200 B&W film - Probably way too fast for motion blur
shots, and being B&W it will be essentially useless for fireworks shots,

but
could give some very nice portrait results.
* A few rolls of Fuji Neopan 100 B&W film - I think this one will be

nearly
useless - the fireworks or carny rides in B&W will lose impact, and it

will
be too slow for portraits.


For stuff like that I find Fuji 100 fine. Just leave the
shutter open as long as the fire works last. The slower the film, the
brighter the colors, and it's simple onough to let go of the release after
the burst fades out. Bob Hickey


 




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