I'm planning to get started on Black & White photography, but I'm getting a litt le confused about what is meant by contrast & density.
Is contrast the difference between the darkest and lightest areas of the scene b eing photographed? Or does it refer to the actual negative? How can you tell b y looking at a negative whether it is high/low contrast, or whether it is "thick " or "thin" - (another term I've come across).
I've seen that some films are described as contrasty - what effect will these ha ve?
I hope someone can explain these things (simply!) or recommend a good book (my e yes keep glazing over when I read Ansel Adams, "The Negative")...