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  1. That is not a question I'm asking you. That was a question someone asked on another forum. I give you my answer, with illustrative photos at the link. NSFW https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2018/01/27/is-flash-important-for-street-photography-at-night/ I do a tremendous amount of night / low light street photography. When it comes to night / low light street photography you only have a few choices to choose from. Available Light Film / High ISO....Available Light Digital / High ISO....White Light Flash....Infrared Flash....Electric Lighting....Tripod Shots. My first choice for night street photography is to use available light. Next is a mix of available light with fill white flash. Sometimes there is not enough available light, so it is mostly flash. If I need to stay low key it is IR flash aka ‘blackout’ flash. With regards to tripods…I seldom, if have ever use one. As a documentary / street photographer, I take pride in my technique to be able to get the shot handheld and on the fly. At the link I also show some examples of 'push processing' film and digital. With digital, push processing is a dream compared to the old film days. Every image can be handled separately as compared to treating an entire roll of film. Over the years I have replaced much of my white light flash work with infrared flash. The drawback with infrared flash is it is black and white and you can't do motion blur well. All the light comes from the IR flash in the dark and infrared does not pick up much of the available light. This is getting more true as the world switches to LED lighting. In the old days you could get some motion blur with a slow shutter speed shooting infrared flash if you had incandescent lights in the background. But whatever method I choose, I can work seamlessly between all styles. That is the key...working natural. With candid street work there is no time to learn on the job. Especially in our world we live in nowadays with all these agitated people. But that is a different post...Self Defense for the Street Photographer. (Google if interested.)
  2. I shot a short roll of Kodak 500T (16mm). Upon finishing I noticed, much to my dismay, that the ISO on my light meter was set to 50. So, the fast film's exposure index is rated at 500T and I overexposed by how many stops? Can either push or pull (pull, right?) processing save this spool? The negative is probably pretty dense too, right? I saw a latitude test where film was overexposed by 5+ stops and it looked nice. Hoping there's a way to remedy this problem.
  3. Dear Cinematographers, For a silent short film on which I am working, I desire a grainy and dark texture. I am using Tri-X super 8 black and white film. I thought perhaps that, to my unguided reflection, it would be best achieved by underexposing two stops and then using a one-stop push in processing. Would any untoward complications arise in doing so? Would there be any superior alternative? Thank you in advance. Sincerely, K. Cassidy-Gabhart
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