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    ASTM E312-06(2011)

    Standard Practice for Description and Selection of Conditions for Photographing Specimens Using Analog (Film) Cameras and Digital Still Cameras (DSC) (Withdrawn 2017)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM E312-06(2011) | Developed by Subcommittee: E12.03


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This practice defines terms and symbols and provides a systematic method of describing the arrangement of lights, camera, and subject, the characteristics of the illumination, the nature of the photographic process, and the viewing system. Conditions for photographing certain common forms of specimens are recommended. Although this practice is applicable to photographic documentation in general, it is intended for use in describing the photography of specimens involved in testing and in standardizing such procedures for particular kinds of specimens. This practice is applicable to macrophotography but photomicrography is excluded from the scope of this practice.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E12 on Color and Appearance, this practice was withdrawn in November 2017. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement due to its limited use by industry.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice defines terms and symbols and provides a systematic method of describing the arrangement of lights, camera, and subject, the characteristics of the illumination, the nature of the photographic process, and the viewing system. Conditions for photographing certain common forms of specimens are recommended. Although this practice is applicable to photographic documentation in general, it is intended for use in describing the photography of specimens involved in testing and in standardizing such procedures for particular kinds of specimens. This practice is applicable to macrophotography but photomicrography is excluded from the scope of this practice.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.



    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1535 Practice for Specifying Color by the Munsell System

    E284 Terminology of Appearance

    E1360 Practice for Specifying Color by Using the Optical Society of America Uniform Color Scales System

    E1541 Practice for Specifying and Matching Color Using the Colorcurve System


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    DOI: 10.1520/E0312-06R11

    Citation Format

    ASTM E312-06(2011), Standard Practice for Description and Selection of Conditions for Photographing Specimens Using Analog (Film) Cameras and Digital Still Cameras (DSC) (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.org

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