When shooting slide film......

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  1. Coldow91

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    When shooting landscapes with slide film should I expose for highlights (the sky) or for the shadows (the ground) or something in the middle? I am going to shoot a bunch of landscape shots with Kodak E100G and Elite Chrome 200


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    It's usual to expose for the highlights with slide film. I generally take an incident reading in full light if I can, which is effectively exposing for the highlights. If using an in-camera meter, I usually measure of the palm of my hand at something close to the box speed of the film if I am in full illumination. This could be called underexposing by about a half of a stop, but I have found that it usually gives good highlight detail and saturation.

    If shooting into the sun I take a 'reflective' reading off the bright areas of the sky and let that fall as a midtone, unless I want to adjust it. Example:

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    There are plenty of examples of the results of my technique

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    Thanks very much that was exactly what I needed to hear
     

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