My first attempt - digital negatives.

From: Ehud Yaniv ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/11/05-12:57:02 AM Z
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Hi everyone,

I have been trying to make digital negatives for silver printing, while I am
learning photography and until I can move to alt-processes.

I have been using Pictorico High Gloss White and the Dan Burkholder Inkjet
Companion template with an Epson 1280 printer and stock inks. So far I have
made 4 negatives and yesterday I got to try to print one during my basic
darkroom class.

I have not yet made a final print due to the end of class but I was up to 5
minutes and 20 seconds with 70 magenta in the colour head of the enlarger at
f4 and 50 mm lens. The enlarger height was set to 70 and the light was
focussed through an empty 35 mm film holder.

My question, is this length of time unusual? I think I still need to add
about 20 % more time to get some separation between the 0 and 5 % on the
included step wedge.

Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted as I have limited darkroom time
as I still need to do assignments to complete the course.


PS: Yesterday I learned to dodge and burn for the first time. It was
actually quite wonderful to make some fine changes to a photograph. That is
to say, to have some - limited, control. I still felt like I was all

Ehud Yaniv
Still Light Photography
Received on Fri Feb 11 00:57:13 2005

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