Contrast control - exposure length vs. chemistry

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Kimberly Anderson, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. Kimberly Anderson

    Kimberly Anderson Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Salt Lake Ci
    Multi Format
    I'm reading about print times having effects on print tonality and contrast. I am wondering if there is a pro or con to having the exposure lengthened to decrease contrast vs. adjusting the contrast with chemistry as in pd/pt printing?

    Right now I am only printing Kalltypes, and my exposures are relatively short. I'm wondering about adding a neutral-density gel below the lamp to lengthen my exposures and see what it does to contrast as measured on a step scale.

    Any thoughts?