Blacks being too dark?

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  1. LittleMan

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    When shooting with my film camera the blacks in the photo are very dark, there is no detail in the dark areas... it just totally blacks them out.
    What is the problem? is it that the camera sets the exposure too low? or is it the film I'm using? What could be causing it?
     
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    I assume you're getting your prints done at a lab.

    The problem is most likely your metering. What type of light meter does your camera have? Overexposure tends to increase contrast resulting in shadow detail loss.

    Also harsh lighting can be a cause as well, because it too increases contrast.
     

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