I'm proud of this production. Tips for when I enlarge?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by ted_smith, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. ted_smith

    ted_smith Member

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    Really pleased with my photo attached, which is of a Quayside down in Devon, taken with my Hasselblad 501CM and 80mm CB lens with Lee Filters and Fuji Acros 100 about 2 minutes before it absoloutely threw it down with rain!

    Am hoping to get a poster sized print done by my lab (I can't do large prints myself). Any tips for when I send the negative off to the lab to direct them for the best results? The scan attached is a 'standard' quick scan done by the lab of the whole roll so I expect a proper print to look amazing.

    37550001-ProofPrint.jpg

    I've also blogged about the writeup here for anyone interested.
     
  2. tkamiya

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    PM'd you because some of the topic I discussed does not fit on APUG discussion.
     
  3. Aron

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    You could make a smaller print and bring that to the lab to make the large one based on your own. This will also help you see what can be expected from the negative.
     
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    The cropped version on your blog looks good. You should consider getting a hand print on fibre: http://robinbell.com/
     
  5. TheFlyingCamera

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    I would definitely make your best possible print at a size you can make (8x10-ish would be sufficient) complete with all the burns and dodges you would employ, and send it along as a guide print. If you really want to be helpful, also include a straight print with no burns and dodges, but mark on it where you want burning and dodging done, and how much (ie 1/2 stop burn, 1 stop dodge).
     
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    Agreed.
     
  7. Jeff Kubach

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    Image looks great!

    Jeff
     
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    Great! I like it.
     
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    Can you do small prints? If so make one the way you want and ask them to duplicate it. Are you able to be there when they print it?
     
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    Labs do best when they have a guide print. Usually they welcome it.
     
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    Good to see that your camera is up and shooting. May be it's the right time to build a darkroom and develop the printing skills.
     
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    Don't crop!
     
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    Very nice image
     
  14. Steve Smith

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    Yes... Just tell them to make it look awesome!

    Which judging by the scan, it already is.


    Steve.