Night Time For Foveon

Discussion in 'Street' started by Wes Hall, Jan 24, 2022.

  1. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    I've been looking to try and figure out how best to shoot with my little Sigma DP1 at night- previous attempts have been hugely hit and miss.

    I decided to try a little suggestion from the manual and use flash. I'm very unfamiliar with flash and how to use it, so colour me surprised with gaining some results from last night that to me still show off my favourite image quality.

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  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I honestly wouldn't have guessed these to be flash images. They have a nice color palate and I don't see any of the harsh light that I tend to associate with flash photography. Well done, Wes. (What flash set up were you using?)
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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I wouldn't have been surprised if you had said they were film images. Very interesting!
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  4. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Thank you Brian, Rob, kind comments and the color pallet has a richness I like.

    As for flash setup, it was the built in unit, shooting on aperture priority mode. It was surprisingly powerful but didn't seem to create glare.

    That film-like quality you notice Rob is one of the characteristic of the early Foveon I'm really fond of.
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  5. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    They look great, I would not have guessed you were using flash. I particularly like the last one.
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  6. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Thanks Dave, I'm partial to red in my images and more so with glow.

    I'm going to definitely take the DP1 out some more into the night to see if these results are a consistent trend.

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