A night out with the trusty GF1

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by mav, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Matt
    As my GF1 gets ever older its slowly been relegated to the "party-camera" haha.
    Anyway took some shots last weekend with the P20. Set and forget to Manual f/1.7 1/30 ISO800 and the GF1 never fails me at night.
    Edited RAW later with Aperture 3 and upped the contrast in some for some arty fun.

    (P.S. Literally just ordered the PL25, so excited!)


    Messing around with MF.


    Actually accidentally overexposed this one due to my 1/30 shutter speed but it came out lovely I think. Subject was wearing the perfect clothes for a great B&W shot.


    My friends moving on to the next destination.


    Our destination!


    Beer and photography, a good mix?
     
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  2. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    My GF1 has been delegated as the "people can bump into this camera" camera.

    And now it's permanently set on Dynamic B&W. Is that what you're using?
     
  3. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    I always enjoy night shots, lowlight shots... nice..
     
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  4. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Matt
    No I don't shoot JPEG anymore, RAW only for me, found that I wasn't using any of the JPEGs so I save 2 or 3gb per 8gb card now.
    I'm just using the built in B&W conversion in Aperture 3.
     
  5. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Nice
    Results from built in bw!
    Have you tried a trial version of NIK silver efex pro 2?
    It's amazing
    From the looks of these, I think you'd have a blast with it
     
  6. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Matt
    I have heard of it, never given it a go, maybe I should :)

    BTW just so we're clear its Aperture 3 doing the B&W not built into the camera, my wording before might have sounded that way.
     
  7. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Oh no. I understood. I'm just on iPhone n tryin to save words. Lol. Yay tiny onscreen keyboard fun!

    Now stop reading this and go download a trial! Lol
     
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  8. mav

    mav Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Matt
    Yah will do when I get home. Just had a look at your photos, are they done with silver efex?
     
  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Silver Efex gives some really nice options for grain, color filters, etc. It's excellent software. I use it in Photoshop and like the results. Nice shots, beer and photography definitely go together! :biggrin:
     
  10. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    I especially like the people pics. Nice processing.
     
  11. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    Nice work. I love shooting with friends at night. Good to see the GF1 is a very capable tool. You'll really enjoy the PL25 at night.