Re: My first attempt - digital negatives.

From: [email protected]
Date: 02/11/05-06:56:05 AM Z
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One of the reasons for the inkjet negative is so you dont have to dodge and burn. You do that in Photoshop, make the perfect negative then do a straight dontact print. As to time, that does seem a bit long but if it makes a good print then it is the right time. Good luck. You will get it right. It just takes time and money.

> From: Ehud Yaniv <>
> Date: 2005/02/11 Fri AM 06:57:02 GMT
> To: Alt-Photo-Process-L <>
> Subject: My first attempt - digital negatives.
> 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.
> Ehud
> 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
> thumbs.
> __________
> Ehud Yaniv
> Still Light Photography
Received on Fri Feb 11 06:56:21 2005

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