Expose for the Shadows and Develop for the Highlights

4. Determine the correct development time for the negative by carefully metering the areas that you have previsualized as Zone VII (or Zone VIII depending on the subject matter). If this meter reading falls on the proper zone after the textured shadow has been placed on Zone III, give the film Normal Development.

5. If the meter reading for the Important Highlight Area falls above or below the previsualized zone, increase or decrease the film's development time according to how many zones away from the previsualized zone it falls.

For example, if the Important Highlight Area falls one zone above the previsualized zone on the Zone Scale, the recommended development time would be Normal Minus One zone (N - 1).

These numbers should be written directly on the film holder or cassette to avoid confusion.

0 0

Post a comment