filter or no filter

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by arthur_bunda|1, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. what filter i will use for kodak tmax400 cn when covering weddings.
    inside the church and reception as well outdoor.
  2. Just use your everyday skylight or haze filter.
  3. So called "contrast" filters for B&W film (yellow, orange, red) have their greatest effect outdoors. They can be used to bring out white clouds in blue skies that would otherwise show very little difference in value. You might notice a small difference in skin tones with a yellow filter, but probably not. In any case, you'll be losing light to the filter and that's something you don't often want when shooting indoors even with a flash.
  4. I regularly use a deep yellow (#15) filter, when shooting B/W, with and without a flash as the main light source. It really helps the skin tones. However, you do lose 1-1/3 stop of light.If you have a decent flash unit, no big deal.


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