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Morgan 
 

Photography Stained Glass Windows


I have been asked to photography the stained glass windows in our church. One side of the sanctuary has an easterly direction, the other side westerly.
Both sides of the church have some shade for office buildings but by and large get the effects of full sun.

What technigues, equipment, and film is recommendated. I thought I would use an F-100 with 80-200 lense, and a medium format, with 64mm lense. Film, maybe Velvia or KodakE100 SW.

Thanks for you help


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6/4/2003 6:53:41 AM

 
Andy 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  I would suggest you take the photo when the sun is not directly hitting the stained window because the color will be more saturated. Your F-100 (I assume is a Nikon) matrix meter should give you a pretty accurate exposure. For insurance, bracket 1/2 stop in either direction. If the window is high, you may need to step back and use the longer end of your zoom lens (say at 180mm) to reduce the distortion (because you need to tilt your camera upward). Hope this helps.


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6/4/2003 12:07:36 PM

 
Morgan    Andy
Thanks for your input. I want to obtain an even lighting effect, not shadowed, however, I will follow your advise. The windows will still be there if 1st shot doesn't work out.
Morgan


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6/4/2003 4:23:01 PM

 
Morgan    Andy
Thanks for your input. I want to obtain an even lighting effect, not shadowed, however, I will follow your advise. The windows will still be there if 1st shot doesn't work out.
Morgan


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6/4/2003 4:23:02 PM

 
Andy 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/28/2002
  Sorry I did not make myself clear. The stained window is best photograph with backlighting. I am assuming you are taking the picture inside the church with the light from outside behind the window. If your subject is the window, then an overcast day or at noon when the sun is not directly hitting the window is the best time to shoot. If your subject is the 'light' shining through the window, then wait until the sun is directly hitting the window (from behind).


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6/5/2003 8:53:24 AM

 
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