Spot Light Meters in Black and White Photography
Spot Light Meters in Black and White Photography. Measuring the illumination of the dark part of the scene is also an essential step in accurate use of a reflected-light meter. If it is used, the black and white picture is far from what the black and white photographer wants. The black and white photograph below shows the result.
Exposing perfect negative with center-weighted meters
Ansel Adams and Zone System - perfect black and white negatives
Black and white photographs in Soft and Hard Light
Use of reflectors or additional lighting in studio photography
The Spot Meter in Black and White Photography. Where an ordinary reflected-light meter measures light over an angle of 30° to 50°, a spot meter may measure only one degree or less. The top black and white picture on the opposite page was made with exposure settings based on a reading with an reflected-light meter.
Filters for black and white photography
Introduction to Silver Gelatin photography
Introduction to Silver Gelatin photography - 2
Introduction to Silver Gelatin photography - 3
Looking through the viewfinder of the spot meter, the black and white photographer sees a part of the scene through a focusing lens that magnifies the black and white image. Built-in Meters - The Averaging Meter
The meters in most single-lens reflex black and white cameras measure light that enters through the lens, as sketched in simplified form below, using two cadmium sulfide cells.
History of black and white photography
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Which black and white film to use? This volume in the Library of Silver gelatin photography deals with the nature of light; the evolution of modern black and white film since the early discoveries of light's effect on sensitive substances; the types of black and white film now available and their uses; light meters and their operation in the determination of accurate exposure; sources of artificial light; and the creation of pleasing light patterns.
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How Light Acts? Obviously, the black and white film is exposed by the light that enables the eyes to see. The color of the light-and all light is colored even though the human eye seldom notices-affects not only color pictures but black and white ones too. Material substances-clothing, walls, a lake surface -react with light and alter its reaction with photographic black and white film. The explanation lies in the nature of black and white photographic black and white film. When black and white film is used, the influences of the quality of light are subtler.
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