Terry Stormes Photography                                                   Terry and Barbara Stormes
The finest in creative wedding and portrait photography.... featuring relaxed, natural posing and photo-journalism.

 



 


 

 

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           This group of images was created for my own personal enjoyment using (sometimes abusing) a variety of  Kodak's fine films, and many times one to as many as four filters.  There is a tremendous variety of filters offered by various manufacturers, many great, some not so great.  My opinion is - don't use a filter for no reason, but if you are looking for a particular effect, don't be afraid to experiment!  I have used many different home- made filters and modifiers to achieve different ends.  Some of the materials that I have placed in front of my expensive lens to alter or degrade the image that makes it to the film plane, are thoule and netting from fabric stores, nylon screening from home improvement stores, chunks carved from the side of milk cartons, plastic wrap from cigarette packages (the only good part - throw the cigarettes away!), car seat cover material, panty hose (black, Bob Waldon says, "buy the best, Christen Dior, your photographs are worth it"), Gepe slide holders, unexposed processed film, plus a bunch of  filters of various brands.  I like the warming filters for portraits 81B and sunsoft are favorites, and sometimes I will use graduated filters.  For black and white, I sometimes use a 25 red or just a piece of red plastic, especially with infrared films.  With black and white you need to think about what colors will blend and what will stand out, Kodak has some great publications and viewing filters are made that allow you to visualize and choose filters accordingly.  You should have an idea in mind and think about ways to arrive at that end result.    The key is to do your experimenting on your own time and dime - not when a client is depending on you!

 


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