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

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Subject: [Leica] Help!
From: digiratidoc at (James Laird)
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 08:51:55 -0500
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I'll be using a DSLR. I'll try underexposing by 1.5 stops first and
give it a try. Hope they come out better that the last tries, which
looked like fuzzy black blobs with eyes floating in them. Thanks for
all the advice.


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 4:06 AM, Mark Rabiner <mark at> 
>> 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?
> Digital?
> 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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