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Hi Bob, Could you let me know where, and when Steve McCurry is doing his book signing? Like you, I also like Steve's work; it would be really great to meet him in person! Does Steve McCurry use Leica cameras? Some friends have said yes, and others say he uses Nikon... Thanks John >From: "Bob Walkden" <email@example.com> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: [Leica] Using Kodachrome 64 >Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 12:59:42 BST > >Hi, > >lucky guy - Steve McCurry is one of my favourites. He's doing a book >signing >here in London in a fortnight, but unfortunately I'll miss it because I'm >flying off to exotic climes to emulate him :-) > >I've shot a lot of K64. For a couple of years I used to rate it at 80 in >the >camera, but process at 64. This is often recommended by travel >photographers. I've stopped doing it though because it increases the >contrast in the slides. K64 is quite a contrasty film anyway, and the >conditions in which I was shooting were also very high contrast, namely the >Ethiopian Highlands, which means bright sunlight at over 5000 metres >altitude. I also used a polariser, which increased the contrast still >further. Many of the people there have extremely dark skin, and frequently >wear a white gabbi (similar to a burnoose), so many of my slides were >coming >back with a far higher contrast & saturation than I really wanted. > >The lesson is, decide based on the local conditions whether or not you want >to underexpose your K64. Experimentation beforehand pays. > >Cheers, > >Bob > >>From: Doug Nygren <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> >>Over the weekend, I was talking with Steve McCurry, the National >>Geographic photographer who shoots a lot for them in India and points >>east. He said he shoots with Kodachrome 64 (ie. shot at 80) and >>underexposes by a third of a stop so that colors are more saturated. I >>do the opposite with color negative film, but I never play with ASA in >>transparency film. I'm going to have to experiment with this and see how >>it goes. Do any of you shoot your transparency film at slower ASA, do >>you slightly underexpose for color saturation? > >_________________________________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. > >Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at >http://profiles.msn.com. > _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.