Originally Posted by tlitody
why don't people using colour film have all these development and exposure problems to overcome? Methinks they just learn to work with standard development and go take pictures when the light is right instead of banging their head against the wall trying to bend everything to fit some non existant target of perfection.
With color slides, it's easy. Expose for the highlights and let the shadows go to hell. With color negative, you still have to expose the film correctly for the lab you're working with. Once you get a feel for what they're doing on their end, you know how to expose (or in my case, over-expose) for the best results.