Re: My first attempt - digital negatives.

From: Tom Sobota ^lt;>
Date: 02/11/05-04:12:21 AM Z
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The material you should be using for negatives is Pictorico OHP
(Overhead projection) which
is transparent. Have a look at what Burkholder says here:

The material itself is described here:

With this, your times will certainly go down :-)

Good luck
Tom Sobota

Ehud Yaniv wrote:

>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 04:11:16 2005

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