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ISO Advice.

No-Wave Photography 1:13am, 21 May 2010
I will shortly be heading out to shoot some open exposure shots using ISO 50 Reala, which, though most of you know, is a slide film. I'm using a Nikon N6006, which only does exposures up to 30s, but I'm looking to do light streaking with flashlights and other sources.

Will this work? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 8 years ago
Shoot in bulb mode with a cable release. No release, use the delay timer, a rubber band and something to put over the shutter button.
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HBRstudios 8 years ago
Do experiments with the digital first then calculate for iso 50.
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Hambone Lewinski 8 years ago
"Do experiments with the digital first then calculate for iso 50."

Won't this be misleading? Film requires compensation for long exposures.

Jason
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HBRstudios 8 years ago
Reciprocity failure: One stop for 10 seconds, 2 stops for 100 seconds, 3 stops for 1000 seconds -- but actually, this will be misleading because he is light painting.
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Hambone Lewinski 8 years ago
"but actually, this will be misleading because he is light painting. "

That's actually really interesting. B/C of reciprocity failure, with film you may have to choose between having the "painted" regions totally blown out, or the "unpainted" regions underexposed. I would like to see how these come out.

Jason
No-Wave Photography 8 years ago
Whew. I tried all of these, and just shot two rolls of film. Some of them will have to come out. Thanks for the help.

I'll scan in the results.
parsimonious peace [deleted] 8 years ago
Usually if I am doing anything at night with film I just shoot within a certain ballpark and hope for the best. Worst method.
parsimonious peace [deleted] 8 years ago
Also, I rarely shoot at night. If I did there is a nice chart in the back of Steve Simmon's book Using the View Camera that has a chart for a bunch of transparency films at various times. I am trying to find an online picture of it but can't find anything. Although I realize this is after the fact...
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ectro 8 years ago
I always bring my digital camera to get the shot and then just transfer to film. Seems to work well. Can't wait to see what you came up with
No-Wave Photography 8 years ago
Just realized that I put Reala instead of Velvia. My bad.
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