The Woman from Whiskey Creek II
Sunday, March 15, 2020
A previous blog about Emily from Whiskey Creek is here.
For this blog I want to delve on a subjective opinion of mine that while digital cameras are supremely versatile there is something they are unable to do. While you can shoot with one in colour, in black and white or simply modify an image from colour to monochrome you will still be working on one picture.
My technique involves the use of multiple cameras. In the case of Emily I used:
1. Fuji X-E3 digital camera rated at 200 ISO
2. Nikon FM loaded with Rollei Infrared Film rated at 100 ISO
3. Nikon FM-2 with Kodak Portra 800 pushed to 1600SO
I then exposed the Portra film to the modeling light of my studio flash. Once I balanced the skin tone the other colours shift very nicely to resemble badly restored Technicolor.
The Nikon FM with the Rollei film needed a deep red No 25 filter. I used the studio flash to expose the Rollei film
With the Fuji I used to different methods. In one case I exposed the camera correctly. In the other I
That above guarantees at least four different shots that are not identical.
In order to avoid some mixups I have one Minolta Auto Meter IV F set to 200 IS0 the raiting I had for the X-E3. By going one over with that meter I was using the correct exposure for the Rollei rated at 100 ISO. And for the Kodak Portra the other Minolta meter was at the existing light setting of 1600.
Originally published at http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com.