Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Benskin View Post
No. Increased exposure in the shadow increases the shadow density and the speed point is reached with less exposure. This equals more speed.
Sorry I have to get back to this, if the shadows are more flat beacause of a pre-exposure the rise in the film is more gentle and surely you would have to travel more down the curve to the right to reach the speed point.
You have more density and theoretical speed increase over the unexposed film where there is no additional light.
Now if you want soft shadows like mentioned before thats fine but if I want to keep the contrast in the shadows I would have to eventually expose more.