Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] film question
From: Georgette Oden <>
Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 17:22:23 -0500 (CDT)

Well, I think you're noticing two factors working together that can (IMHO)
be solved only by moving the subject away from the bushes.

One is that transparency film renders much more accurately (thought not
100% perfectly) exactly what you see in real life on the film because you
don't have the intervening hand of the printer/lab/machine to
adjust/correct/botch the prints. 

The other is that the light reflected off the leaves will be (naturally) a
little greenish... if you put a buttercup under your wrist it will say you
like butter no matter what, because it reflects yellower light upwards
against the skin tones.

I can only suggest moving the subject more away from the foliage-- maybe a
white reflector card off-camera?


On Fri, 1 May 1998, FSilberman wrote:

> Hi,
> Can anyone on the list suggest a way to minimize the green color cast you get
> on transparency film when one must shoot a portrait in an area with lots of
> green foliage. 
> Thanks in advance
> Frederic