Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder
Thanks, yes very simple! I too use the metronome, and my typical strips start at 8 or 10 and then go:
10-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3... for low contrast, the change from 2 to 3 seconds at about 20.
then 2-1-1-1-1-1... for high contrast.
So they are fussier to make. Also I always mark the edge of the test strip with pencil lines, which takes extra time. ( But you can vary how far apart to make the important part of the test strip in the important part of the picture! ) For dodging and burning I probably think just like you "10% here, 40% in sky... ".
I will try your test strip approach the next time I make prints, probably toni`ght!