While much has been written and discussed about tailoring negatives to scene contrast through speed and +/- development tests much less seems to be written about how one actually goes about evaluating scene contrast. After all, if we misinterpret the scenes actual contrast much of our testing would seem to be wasted. Those using matrix metering and one average development time need not be concerned. But those adjusting E.I.'s and development time must make these judgments at the time of exposure. Exactly how do you go about evaluate scene contrast? Give me some ideas of how to get better at it.