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theresa shilts
Gels and filters
on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:30:12 pm

What type of gels or filters can I use to achieve a black and white or monochromatic effect?


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Rick Wise
Re: Gels and filters
on Oct 22, 2008 at 11:49:48 pm

You would not use gels or filters. In post you would turn the color to b&w. On full-up cameras, you can turn off the color, but not on most consumer or prosumer cameras. If you are shooting film, you would have to use b&w stock, or else, again, shoot in color and turn the color to b&w in post.

Note there was a post about this topic recently, and one person wisely pointed out how if you put two colors together that have the same b-w intensity, they will look the same and not separate. One way to check for this is to use an external monitor and turn off the color entirely.

Rick Wise
director of photography
Oakland, CA
http://www.RickWiseDP.com
email: Rick@RickWiseDP.com


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