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#1 ben jones

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:46 AM

Sure, the one-quarter of the man's face that is dark has no shadow detail, but that seemed fine to me -- you need a black reference in a frame anyway

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Hi everyone! I was reading a production account of Akeelah and the Bee by david mullen, and he mentions the idea of keeping a black reference within the frame. I would like to know more about this if possible. Is it a general rule, or just for certain situations? :ph34r:

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:36 PM

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Hi everyone! I was reading a production account of Akeelah and the Bee by david mullen, and he mentions the idea of keeping a black reference within the frame. I would like to know more about this if possible. Is it a general rule, or just for certain situations? :ph34r:

thanks, Ben (surrey institute)
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It's a general rule a lot of the time. By having a black and a white reference in the frame to compare things to, the print will look richer and seem like it has the fullest range of tones possible
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:08 AM

thanks chris - that makes sense. I guess its not always the case, but I shall make it another point of consideration in the future!

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