Sponsor Message:
Aviation Photography Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Blank Pictures?  
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Hi everyone,

I just got my pictures back and was quite surprised to learn that two of my rolls of film contained blank pictures. And with my luck, these rolls contained my best pictures....can anyone tell me what I might of been doing wrong to have gotten such a sad result? I WAS shooting around dusk time, but that shouldn't of given me blanks pics, should it?? And don't worry, my lens cap was on...

Those were good photos!!!!!!  

Thanks for any help.

Zach

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Hi

Was it slides or prints???



C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 903 times:

Prints.

User currently offlineNikonman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Take the lens cap off, they'll work better...

On a serious note, if they are BLACK then your film is exposed or under exposed. If they are clear, or white, then the film is overexposed, or not shot at all. CHeck out the negs for this...



User currently offlineUsairways@clt From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Well, they are clear, so I guess they were overexposed. But how could they have been overexposed to the extent of there being NOTHING on them? I have never had exposure problems like that. What kind of exposure compensation should I shoot for?

Thanks,
Zach


User currently offlineNikonman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 897 times:

I highly doubt that you overexposed the entire roll...it is possible that you sent in 2 blank rolls, that had nothing on them.



User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 886 times:

I hope you didn't pay for them...

User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 885 times:

One thing I just thought of: Did the film advance?

This happened to my dad, the first week he had his camera. The film did not advance, and the pictures were clear when he got them back.


C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 868 times:

I agree with USAir_757 - if they are totally devoid of any image at all, then they were processed, but any processing fault will leave a trace of something on the film.

With some cameras it is remarkably easy to load a film incorrectly (ie. the leader doesn't get properly "caught" by the winder spool) and happily shoot away with no indication that there is a problem - I recall the Pentax ME & MX being prone to this, and I've been caught before on a Canon AT1. Remember, the film counter advancing does not necessarily mean the film is advancing, as the counter is linked to the winding
mechanism, not the film in (many? all?) cameras.

Oh yeah - the best shots I ever took were on that roll which didn't wind on!

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Some Pictures Of Nasa 747 + Orbiter Configuration. posted Sat Dec 27 2008 08:53:04 by Eksath
Help Needed For Sharpening Pictures posted Tue Dec 16 2008 14:37:07 by Robertuk22
How Do You Manage Levels On Foggy Pictures? posted Mon Oct 27 2008 10:33:42 by Stil
Is A.net Considered Commerical Use Of Pictures posted Fri Oct 24 2008 16:28:26 by 76794p
My First 100 Pictures posted Sat Oct 18 2008 17:36:41 by NicolasRubio
Pictures Equipment posted Thu Oct 16 2008 11:11:28 by Cocchim
Pictures Through A Window posted Mon Oct 6 2008 06:52:18 by Coxmaster
707 Pictures posted Sat Aug 30 2008 06:48:25 by Trilex4
Can Someone Help Me To Improve The Below Pictures? posted Wed Aug 27 2008 11:11:07 by AirMalta
Pilotles Drones Pictures posted Tue Aug 12 2008 08:33:02 by Chukcha