Re: Kallitype Recipes

From: Michael Koch-Schulte ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/29/05-10:56:25 PM Z
Message-id: <000a01c57d30$118bbd40$a600a8c0@Sweetwood>

sanking@CLEMSON.EDU wrote:
>> Is kallitype as hard as it looks? I wanted to try kallitype and the
>> more I read the more variations in the recipe I've found. Maddening.
>> Why so many variations? Is there a simple starting point someone
>> could give a beginner?
>> Thx.
>>
>>
>
> Let me suggest that you have a look at my article on kallitype at
> http://unblinkingeye.com/Articles/Kallitype/kallitype.html
>
> One of the main things I have tried to do with kallitype printing
> are, 1) simplify the process by limiting the variables, and 2)
> develop for permanence, which dictates toning.
>
> If you process for permanence kallitype is no more complicated than
> vandyke, but it is a lot more flexible because there is a very simple
> system for controlling contrast in kallitype while in VDB you have
> virtually no control. Very important difference if you print from
> in-camera negatives. Also, it is much easier to obtain rich Dmax with
> kallitype than VDB.
>
> Sandy

Thank you Sandy. It's an excellent jumping in point for me.

~m
Received on Wed Jun 29 22:57:44 2005

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