Hello - I tried to do a search on same topic, but came up empty. Feel free to simply point me to previous post if applicable.
I'm doing ok 'placing' my values for B&W film when sufficient range of contrast exists. Even starting to learn how to handle situations where range exceedw 5 stops etc.
Now this may be the dumbest question of all, but what have you done to try and increase contrast / tone separation when subjects are in shade and you really can't do much to improve lighting conditions? What are my options?
A specific example: Elderly father came to visit. Went to park and sat under pavilion out of sun/heat. Didn't really have time/ability to alter lighting, and he was wearing tan pants, 'matching' shirt about same as his skin tones. Exposed correctly for skin vs. background in sun, but obviously he is pretty monochromatic.
Is there more that I could have done? Or just accept fact that we are in fact capturing light and if it isn't there; it ain't there. Thanks for reading and suggestions. Cheers. Steve