Filter for B&W?

12 years 8 months ago #36121 by senmar
I can't remember....what filter do you usually use to enhance the contrast of B&W photos. Is it red or green?


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12 years 8 months ago #36122 by crash into U
any chromatic filter can be used to increase the contrast with B&W film. However a lighter colored filter will not increase the contrast as much as a darker filter.


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12 years 8 months ago #36123 by slytoon
If you photograph a subject that is green and red without a filter, then they may look tonally similar in a BW photo. If you use a red filter then the green parts of your subject will be underexposed; this will make the green parts look darker and the red parts look lighter.


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12 years 8 months ago #36124 by senmar
Thanks!


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12 years 8 months ago #36174 by Screamin Scott
Back in film days, it used to be yellow or red filters to change the contrast but as crash into you said, any colored filter will affect the contrast...Shooting digital negates the need for the colored filters anymore..

Scott Ditzel Photography

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12 years 8 months ago #36691 by Alex
Nik Software has a new software for black and white conversions. :thumbsup:

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