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Forum: Post Your Photos! 12-01-2020, 06:47 PM  
Black & White A convenient store! I think it didn't turn out all that bad.
Posted By Harbaror
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Thanks for the comments, but no kudos needed. I sent those in to have them developed. Developing myself is something for the future.
I first need to understand exposure properly.

Thanks
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-28-2020, 01:43 AM  
Black & White A convenient store! I think it didn't turn out all that bad.
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Thank you very much. I will
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2020, 09:03 PM  
Black & White Dino! It didn't turn out all that bad.
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Thank you for the comment.
I checked it, and it said 2mega pixels, not very high. I guess it is fine for web, but not for printing.
I was looking at an Epson scanner which also did negatives, that might be a good option, for the future of course. I am no where near needing anything of the sort for now.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-26-2020, 06:43 PM  
Post your B&W Film shots
Posted By Harbaror
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This is my second roll of film I have ever taken and ever developed. (first one turned our very overexposed and was more or less a big fail, but also a big learning experience.)

Please forgive me the very bad scan, I only have an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier and the result isn't great. I am very surprised though how nice the real photos turned out, the contrast is very deep and I think and feel that I have more or less achieved a correct exposure. But as we all know, a correct exposure doesn't mean a good photo. So what I am looking for here, isn't so much the photo itself but if I have successfully managed to achieve a good exposure.

I am still learning and it is a lot of fun.

Thank you for any critique bad or good ;-)
Dino photo
K1000
f1.4 1/2 ASA400
Kodal tri-x

Convenient store photo
K1000
f16 12sec ASA400
Kodal tri-x



Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2020, 05:19 PM  
Black & White Dino! It didn't turn out all that bad.
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 6
Views: 236
That is a great advice and one that i didnt think about AT ALL. I do have the option when developing the photos to get them on a CD. So I assume that the photo shop I send the roll to uses the negative to digitalise the photos. I would get good quality scans I think.

Thank you
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2020, 05:11 PM  
Black & White A convenient store! I think it didn't turn out all that bad.
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 9
Views: 387
This is my second roll of film I have ever taken and ever developed. (first one turned our very overexposed and was more or less a big fail, but also a big learning experience.)

Please forgive me the very bad scan, I only have an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier and the result isn't great. I am very surprised though how nice the real photos turned out, the contrast is very deep and I think and feel that I have more or less achieved a correct exposure. But as we all know, a correct exposure doesn't mean a good photo. So what I am looking for here, isn't so much the photo itself but if I have successfully managed to achieve a good exposure.

I am still learning and it is a lot of fun.

Thank you for any critique bad or good ;-)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2020, 05:07 PM  
Black & White Dino! It didn't turn out all that bad.
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 6
Views: 236
This is my second roll of film I have ever taken and ever developed. (first one turned our very overexposed and was more or less a big fail, but also a big learning experience.)

Please forgive me the very bad scan, I only have an all-in-one printer/scanner/copier and the result isn't great. I am very surprised though how nice the real photos turned out, the contrast is very deep and I think and feel that I have more or less achieved a correct exposure. But as we all know, a correct exposure doesn't mean a good photo. So what I am looking for here, isn't so much the photo itself but if I have successfully managed to achieve a good exposure.

I am still learning and it is a lot of fun.

Thank you for any critique bad or good ;-)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-25-2020, 10:19 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Thank you for your message. I didn't use the light app on my iphone for those photos. I got the app after i took my second roll of film. But what I have read on the net, the phones that take good photos in low light, those will work better with the light meter app. I only have an old iphone 7, and I doubt it will give me a correct reading in low light/ night.

regards
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-25-2020, 06:49 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
And here are two other photos which i thought turned out very well.
Ive attached the original photos (scanned on my very poor quality scanner) and the same photos which I've edited in a photo editing software (something i really want to avoid using) to show how I wanted the photo to turn out, deeper black/ contrasts. I know it can be achieved without editing it, I just to a more correct exposure.

Wine glass photo: ASA 400, f1.4 at 1/15
finger with straw photo: ASA400, f1.4 at 1/60

the photos were taken in the same setting with the same light, with the camera at the same distance from the subject. So I am surprised to see that though the shutter speed is different, the light/dark of the two photos are more or less the same.

Thank you for any comments and critiques.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-24-2020, 07:19 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Thank you fo your feedback.
I never thought that the season would play a roll in the sunny 16, but of course it does.
I wasn't using the LUMU but I might have used the Mylightmeter, now I can't really remember. I think I just went straight with the sunny 16 rule and just bracket to see the difference in the exposures.

It worked out very well, and the understanding level in my brain is growing.

Thank you
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-24-2020, 05:40 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Hi all,

Here are four photos of the roll i finally received this week.
The setting: Perfectly clear day, not a cloud in the sky, 3.30pm. tri-x 400 film
From the darkest to the brightest, f16 1/500, f11 1/500, f8 1/500, f5.6 1/500 (ASA400)

And forgive me for the bad scan, I only have a very bad all-in-on scanner/printer/ copier, so not the best. The real photos are actually very beautiful.
As far as the sunny 16 goes, I feel that the f16 was too dark, but still has very nice shadows. I feel that maybe f11 was the better exposure.

Now, I will need some of your wonderful knowledge and advice...

Thank you in advance.

PS: I will scan some other photos, which I thought turned out very well.
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-10-2020, 01:33 AM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
I have a digital compact camera which I has manual settings, might bring it along. ;-)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-09-2020, 07:00 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Steve,

Thank you for the message again.
I will send it in when I pick up my photos next week. I asked the camera shop where I develop my films, they have to send those in. So I might need to wait a bit, but that's what photography with film is all about, patience.

PS: Just changed the battery yesterday actually. I would have loved that info then. I bought LR44 battery. I will check for the SR44 instead.
Thank you
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-09-2020, 05:48 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
So, ive downloaded an app for my old iphone 7(cause I don't believe in buying a new phone every new release). The app, myLightmeter. And today, sunny, but with some clouds, the app has two types of reading, incident and reflective reading. I tried the reflective reading first, set my ISO to 400 (cause I am using a tri-x roll) and set the aperture to f16, it gave me a reading of 1/250. But thats because it is cloudy. I tried it again with the aperture set to f11, the reading this time, 1/500. Then I tried reading it with incident reading, not pointing it directly to the sun, but tilted a bit away from it, just in the open. and the reading was the same again. aperture f11 shutter at 1/500.

So my next challenge will be to shoot en entire tri-x roll day time, what ever the condition might be, use the iphone app as my light reading. and SHOOT.

"Hope for the best and expect the worst"

PS: when i get my second roll developed I will post some photos..
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-09-2020, 02:41 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Thank you Steve.

I am just trying to understand if I should trust my camera's meter or not. But this time, for the roll I shot, I took note of the aperture and shutter speed for all the 36 shots, to better understand how light will work, and how to somehow get a correct exposure.

Thank you, and yes it was covered earlier int the thread. Sorry to have brought it up again.

PS: Not really sure if I get what you mean by : Remind me again...what is the allure of sunny 16? :-)
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-09-2020, 01:48 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Hi,

Iím located in the south of Japan! On the island of kyushu.

Will that make the sunny 16 rule differ?

Thank you
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 11-08-2020, 10:18 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
ok, so I tried it and waiting for the film to be developed.
Perfect day, sunny, clear, not a cloud in the sky, 2pm, set my aperture to f16 shutter to 1/500, light meter arrow almost all the way down (that must be wrong).

But i went ahead and shot some photos, the way the sunny 16 rules says it.

But the light meter in my K1000, is not in pair with the sunny16.
But the arrow does move up and down when I point it at various areas, and does respond to the change in aperture and shutter speed.

So what can be wrong here?

Anyway, ill see the result in a week.

But, why?
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-26-2020, 08:40 PM  
Recommended Light Meter???
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
After reading a lot of comments and advice, I've come to a conclusion that 1, a GRAY CARD is a great idea, and 2, I will be getting a light meter. The SEKONIC L-308X, seem like a very good choice and works in low settings, which I want to be taking photos of.

Thank you so much everyone...
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-24-2020, 02:49 PM  
Recommended Light Meter???
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Hi,



Thank you for the wonderful replies. I did forget to say that I am shooting 35mm film with an old pentax K1000. I think the light meter needle still work, but i am not sure.

So I though maybe, a light meter, would help me greatly.

Also, I want to shoot indoor low light settings, body shots. So my light meter in the camera might not respond all that we in dark settings.

Sorry that I didnt make that clear in my first post.


Regards.
Forum: Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 10-24-2020, 04:47 AM  
Recommended Light Meter???
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Hi,

I am sure this question has been asked a million times over. So forgive me for asking it again.

What Light Meter should I be getting? Do you recommend?

Regards
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-22-2020, 08:42 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Here is a valid question.

How does the Pentax K1000 meter light using the TTL metering system work?
How does it meter it? Using reflected light? So if I point the camera to a white building, with lights hitting it, the TTL will meter the reflective light coming from it? Right? So in the same scene, instead of pointing the camera at the white bright building, I point it at the shadow it gives, the TTL will meter the reflected light of the shadow, and therefor give me a different reading? Is that correct?

regards

---------- Post added 10-22-20 at 08:44 PM ----------



Thanks a lot for that.

regards
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-22-2020, 06:51 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Well, a fine read indeed.
I think that what I truly need to do, is take photos. I've read too much, and asked too many questions, but not taken enough photos yet. Somehow I want to make sure I understood the basics, and as far as aperture/ shutter speed and ASA/ ISO goes, I got them figured out. The only thing I have trouble understanding, is Light. And I will never truly learn about light until I take more photos and see the results with the gear and film I am using.

I am truly grateful to all who have commented and given me wonderful advice, now I will try my best to produce something OK, what ever that means.

My problem is, I've been searching for perfect, when in fact perfection doesn't and shouldn't exist in photography.

Regards
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-21-2020, 05:38 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Thank you very much for this wonderful comment. I am still processing the content.
But, if I were to be in an open field, with the just the sky above, and a big three in the middle, casting its shadow somewhere, using the Sunny 16 as my guide, will give me a correct exposure, no? Or same setting, using my TTL meter in my K1000 and pointing it at the three, the light that the meter would read would be from the incidental light given by the sun and therefor be correct?

Am I getting somewhere here??

regards
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-20-2020, 02:16 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
Thank you so much for this great explanation .

For the chart you attached, it seems both my camera and lens are whole stops.

Now Iíve got that cleared out of my mind. Thank you greatly.

---------- Post added 10-20-20 at 02:23 PM ----------

Ok,

So yesterday, very clear sky, not a single cloud to be seen. Though the timed of day was about 3:30pm. In the Island of kyushu in japan.

I took 4 similar shots, starting with f/16, f/11, f/8 and f/5.6. All at 1/500 with the roll still being tri-x400, so ISO 400.

Iíll post all these shots when developed.

Regards
Forum: Pentax Film SLR Discussion 10-19-2020, 09:31 PM  
Sunny 16 rule with Kodak Tri-x 400
Posted By Harbaror
Replies: 64
Views: 2,874
I do have another (beginner) question, now that I understand the sunny 16 rule. BUT, what time during the day is that rule best applied? noon? 2pm? Or between what time and what time?

Sorry for the troublesome questions.
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