Quote Originally Posted by mporter012 View Post

I'm having a bit of a difficult time in the moment imagining whether a photo is going to be of high contrast or low contrast, and i'm ending up with a combination of both on roll film (35mm) and it's causing some development problems, i think. Does anyone have a recommendation for teaching me to better differentiate what is high/low contrast. For instance, in the winter, a scene with a ton of snow and a tree would be very contrasty right, because the snow will be white and tree will be much, much darker. I'm slightly confused!


In the context of your specific issue - ie different types of scenes on a single roll of film - I suggest thinking about the contrast of a scene simply as the difference in "brightness" (reflectance) between the important dark areas and the important light areas. It is not always easy to judge visually so it is best evaluated using your meter.