Chapter 17

Variability and Quality Control in Photography


"Bee on Flower" by K.T Evans, Advertising Photography student, Rochester Institute of Technology.


Introduction to the Concept of Variability

Photographers are by necessity experimenters. Although they are not thought of as scientists operating in a research atmosphere, they certainly are experimenters. Every time an exposure is made and the negative is processed or a digital image created, an experiment has taken place. There is no way the photographer can precisely predict the outcome of such an experiment in advance of doing the work. The objectives of the experiment derive from the ...

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