Michael Langford's Advanced Photography, Sixth Edition PDF

By Michael Langford

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Densitometers measure density. Control the color quality of the light. Reproduce or duplicate the exposure consistently. Obtain a wide enough range of exposures to produce densities ranging from very light to dark. Scenes that might be photographed include a wide range of brightness values that are represented on a negative as areas of varying amounts of density; however, these different densities are scattered throughout the picture area and are difficult to measure. For the sake of simplicity, uniformity, and reproduceability in the application of sensitometry, the exposures produced by a sensitometer are arranged in a series of gradually increasing steps.

From the very beginning, you must establish a definite set of margins to provide consistency from element to element and from page to page. The space allowed for a story, for the most part, is predetermined. Military newspapers, as well as civilian publications, retain their page size issue after issue. The board on which you mount your display Layout is second in importance only to the story content; like the frame on a picture, it can make or break your work. For it to be effective, it requires skill, imagination, and painstaking care.

That produce them; that is, density differences in the negative must be considered in their relationship with the tones of the subject. Straight-Line Section The density differences in a negative can be partially controlled by placing the exposures corresponding to the subject tones in the correct section of the characteristic curve. This is done by adjusting the camera settings correctly, providing that the range of tones in the subject is not too great. Further to the right (fig. 2-6) is a section of the curve that appears to be a straight line.

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