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Any techniques for outdoor portraits on tungsten?

Strange one here, maybe. Maybe you can relate.
I want to take cross-processed fashion portraits on Fuji tungsten slide film outdoors. I want moody results, low key. I will use 1 flash and umbrella, off-camera. What happens to reds, greens, and blues? What colour filter do I use on flash to make skin colour natural? Any hints & tips on flash exposures welcome.

Thank you for all your help!!

Uche :0)

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3/14/2003 2:42:41 PM

Jeff S. Kennedy   Well, since you're cross processing all bets are off concerning color. You're best off shooting some test shots at varying exposures to see what results you get.

Since you are also x-processing slides you will end up with negative film which means you can have your lab print (at least approximately) for skin tones and then let the rest of the colors fall where they may. X-processing results are subjective and vary from person to person according to taste. Some people recommend over exposure. Others overdevelopment. Some a combination. While others say expose and develop normally. Basically, what I'm saying is there is no standard so you're best off running your own tests and determining what you like.

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3/14/2003 4:02:53 PM

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