Your just starting to look around for photographers
& everybody starts using terms that you have no idea what
they mean - like E6, blue tone etc
Here are some of the main definitions &
example’s to help you on your way.
E6 OR CROSS PROCESSING
This is a slide film that gets processed
in normal colour film chemistry called C41. Technically, this
procedure isn’t the correct thing to do & is unpredictable.
However the results can be amazing with wonderful rich &
saturated colours. Blues & reds are fantastic, it is best
used outdoors and on clear day. Results can also be achieved
digitally by computer manipulation.
|Examples of E6 or Cross
You can have any black and white images
that were taken on your day coloured numerous tones. The most
popular is sepia. Both sepia & blue toned images can vary
in shade. Result can also be achieved digitally.
|Examples of Sepia (left)
and Blue Toning
Numerous ways to create this look.
- With a high speed film (very sensitive
- Result can be achieved at the time of
- Digitally on computer
This high speed film is fantastic when your
photographer wants to avoid flash & in low light situations.
Eg: during a church service. Degree of grain does vary.
|Examples of high speed
film and grain
There are literally 100’s of filters
available. Generally only a few, if any, would be used by
your photographer and mostly for B/W. Results can be achieved
with film or digitally on a computer.
|Example: Image with a red filter
on camera to create a dramatic sky & enhance clouds
We hope that this helps you understand different
techniques used by photographers.