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Way Beyond Monochrome 2e by Chris Woodhouse, Ralph Lambrecht

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Quality Control

Continuous exposure and development control

Over the years, we have consumed most of the photographic texts in our libraries, and a few others besides. These texts include those by Adams, Davis, Henry, James, Mees, White, Thornton and Zakia. Although considerable emphasis is placed on film exposure, subject brightness range and development compensation, there is little attention paid to the concept of simple quality methods in the craft of photography.

For instance, after a considerable section on film measurement, characterizing exposure and development to the lighting conditions of the scene, it is assumed by some authors that the practitioner upholds repeatable lab practices, the materials never vary, and the equipment never ...

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