Dramatic Sky With B/W Roll and Red Filter


In some cases, when you take a pictures of the blue sky with white clouds, you want to have more contrast. There is a solution to this — red filter with black and white film. This will make the sky more dramatic.

When I look at the sky, what I like the most is the contrast between the blue sky and the white clouds. With colour film rolls there is no problem. But for black and white photography, I’m not always happy with the results. Then I used a red filter. The filter made the sky darker and the clouds whiter. You can come up with amazing photos with high contrast. Enjoy your dramatic sky!

Credits: tyler_durden

written by tyler_durden on 2011-11-27 #gear #tutorials #art #tipster #quickie-tipster #select-type-of-tipster #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #black-white-dramatic-sky-red-filters-holga-bc


  1. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    I'v been planning to try this for ages now, but I always forget (although I carry a red and an orange filter everywhere I go). Great pictures, I hope I will be able to remember them in the future :)

  2. freckleface
    freckleface ·

    Great photos!! Did you use a dark red filter like for IR film or a lighter red like the holga filters? :)

  3. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    You should use a dark red filter, but not an IR filter. Dark orange works too.

  4. tyler_durden
    tyler_durden ·

    @freckleface I use a dark red Cokin filter (P003)

  5. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    I love this tip, Tyler! <3

  6. tyler_durden
    tyler_durden ·

    @liquorice thank you so much liquorice!!! <3 <3

  7. liquorice
    liquorice ·

    You're very welcome! :D <33

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