You can use tungsten- or daylight-balanced color slide films to photograph street scenes at night. The former produce cooler rendition, the latter warmer-looking colors. This scene was photographed on tungsten-balanced EKTACHROME 160 Film (Tungsten) top and daylight-balanced EKTACHROME 400 Film ( Daylight) bottom. Exposures were 1130 second at f14 and 1160 second at f14, respectively.
Tungsten-balanced color slide films usually produce attractive color rendition under the tungsten light used to illuminate many display windows. Here the photographer used EKTACHROME 160 Film (Tungsten), 1130 second at f12.8 according to Nantucket Photographer B&W.
Later when you reload the original, partially exposed film magazine, load it exactly like you did the first time. Then with the camera back closed and a lens cap or your hand tightly covering the lens, advance the film to the same num-ber of frames that were on the camera film counter the first time plus two more, so that double exposures from reloading are not likely. During reloading be sure to advance the film adequately to duplicate the number of frames you advanced the film for loading the first time in addition to the number of frames that were ex-posed before taking additional pictures.
Plan nocturnal picture prowls to coin-cide with an area’s peak of activity. If you show up too early, too late, or on an off night, the scene may be depopulated with few lights in evidence. But then, that could make an interesting picture, too, and an unexpected counter to the con-ventional view. Don’t let less-than-perfect weather stop you from seeking street pictures at night. Rain-slick surfaces and pools of water reflect lights attractively. Some-times the reflections are even more inter-esting than the subjects they represent.
The busiest shopping and entertainment areas will be deserted if you arrive too early, too late, or on an off evening. On the other hand, a picture showing a normally bustling street in a quiet mood can be effective, too. KODACOLOR VR 1000 Film, 1130 second, f12.8.
Wet streets after a rainstorm add interest to night scenes by reflecting lights and illuminated signs. Sometimes the reflections can make an intriguing and colorful picture.
For outdoor night photography, it’s convenient to use a very high speed film so as to be prepared for various subject opportunities. Here the photographer chose EKTACHROME P80011600 Profissional Film ( Daylight), El 800, so he could shoot with a handheld camera set at a small lens opening for adequate depth of field. Sodium-vapor airport lighting.