A quick refresher...please...re: exposure

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  1. qnardi

    qnardi TPF Noob!

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    If I overexpose color film does it become brighter, i.e. more saturated or more washed out? But if I underexpose, it just becomes darker, right?

    Is it the same with b/w neg film, too? Am trying to get back into photo but can't remember how this goes...

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    For all neg film (B&W and colour) over-exposure (without development compensation) results in dense negatives. For colour printed on a lab machine you get pale, washed-out prints. It is possible, as with B&W, to give a longer printing time and get acceptable prints - but there is a limit.
    Under-exposure of both gives thin, pale negs with little detail which print very dark. Nothing can be done with these (although it is possible to use intensifiers on B&W negs but these only have a limited usefulness).
     

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