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07-20-2013, 08:59 AM   #1

I want to have very grainy picture6

I need some very grainy picture i have a K5 IIs and a 645D Pentax
do i just put the ISO 6400 or max it and open up my lenses

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07-20-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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You can try high ISO. 3600 and above. And turn off Noise reduction (NR, slow shutter NR).
But! The problem is that high ISO is actually NOISE, not grain. It is two types of noise, luminance and colour. These reduce the quality of the photo a lot, and can even make objects unrecognizable
What I would suggest you do, is take raw photos at a low ISO and regular appropriate aperture. Then use a raw editor to add simulated film grain. There is a lot of software that does this, even emulating different types of film. Lightroom has something by default. With Photoshop you can add overlays and filters. There is also software like Color Efex, Alien skin, and some others. Just google "film grain software"
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Google "add film grain software"
07-22-2013, 07:14 AM   #4
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There are some plug-ins to photo software that will simulate grain. I use a few from ThePlugInSite.There are likely others.


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