- Dec 10, 2009
- Multi Format
I read at Ed Weston, for a part of his career, "Felt the light" to calculate his exposure. The feeling was my guess from years of experience of exposing without a light meter. He also developed through inspection instead of using development times. My question is in an age of precise meter, accurate thermometers, and precise clocks. How much can development by inspection compensate for errors in exposure? I've done my share of film test with densitometers, but can we throw all the precise gear out the window and just use our "Gut feelings" to get a good negative? Are older films have a greater or smaller margin for error? To be fair, Ed Weston did very little enlarging, but his prints are really beautiful. Your throughts are appreciated.