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Way Beyond Monochrome 2e by Chris Woodhouse, Ralph Lambrecht

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Fundamental Print Control

 

Timing Print Exposures

Expose for the highlights

The amount of light reaching a photographic emulsion must be controlled in order to ensure the right exposure. Exposing the film in the camera is typically done with a combination of lens aperture and shutter timing. The lens aperture, also called ‘f/stop’, controls the light intensity, and the shutter timing, also called ‘speed’, controls the duration of the exposure. The f/stop settings are designed to either half or double the light intensity. The shutter speed settings are designed to either half or double the exposure ...

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