Night Hawk From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 273 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4046 times:
I've been using slide film for a while now but still havent tried using it at night time yet. I've noticed that when I do time exposures on print film they come out with a yellow tinge to them, for example I took a 3 second exposure of a Singapore 747-400F at about 9:30pm. I know this plane is actually white but its come up yellow on the print along with a yellow tinge to most other things. I believe its something to do with the Tungsten lights at the airport. Im curious if the effect is the same on slide film or not??
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4280 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3976 times:
Shooting ramps at night in as far as the color correction is tricky. Forget print film, but if you really feel the need to shoot print, then scan from the neg, then you will have overall control of what your image will look like. Slide film is a whole diffrent animal and lot more suspetable to color shifts than print film, simply because these is no printing process.
On the ramp, you have a lot of diffrent lighting sources, Flourescent,Tungtsten,Quartz,ect.. Carrying around a slew of filters was needless to say a pain in the ***, thankfully something called Photoshop came along a few years back and freed many of us from the hassle of figuring which filter is right for which lighting source. There are still a few perfectionists out there who will go to all that trouble, but frankly I do not have the time. You can always do what Chris suggested, look for an area that looks 'natural', but keep in mind what looks natural to your eyes may not be what you see on your final image. Even Chris's 2 excellent examples are a tad green, due to the florescent lighting.Remember that florescent lighting looks natural to the human eye, but will leave a greenish cast on a slide. Again Photoshop, or most other imaging programs will solve these problems.