Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/07

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Subject: [Leica] Help!
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 05:06:24 -0400

> I need to take some shots of kittens to help find them a good home.
> Normally not a problem but two of them are coal BLACK. I've never had
> good luck taking pictures of black cats or dogs. Any advice would be
> appreciated.
> Jim
Color or black and white color neg what?

You meter is going to want to over expose your cats as they are not gray
they are black. So you'll have to give them less exposure till it looks
right. Right at the threshold is where you'll want to place them. Some areas
on them will be black with no detail perhaps that looks normal usually in a
print. If your meter says 8 give it 11 or 17.  Or just set the over ride to
a stop and a half under if your shootin at A or  P.
If you're shooting digital then  you can do trial and error till you get it
by looking at the image at the back and the histogram.

Mark William Rabiner

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