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Grainy Photo

What is the reason for grainy B&W photos? Is it not enough light? It was a photo with people in a cotton field. Cotton looked good; people grainy.

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4/26/2001 2:16:11 AM

Jeff S. Kennedy   Yes on negative film underexposed shots will appear grainy. Also higher speed films will have more grain. Without knowing which film and what lighting circumstances you were shooting under I can't be more specific.

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4/26/2001 11:47:13 AM

John Davis   So will poor or improper developing; too much enlargement, old film, and a host of other situation/conditions/procedures.

But again-please provide specifics.
Better yet, let us see the image, using the Image Upload option.

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5/3/2001 1:31:10 AM

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