pre flash or post flash

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  1. presspass

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    I've been pre-flashing to bring dense highlights under control and it works well for me. Is there any reason or advantage to post-flashing as opposed to flashing the paper before making the main exposure? Thanks,
     
  2. Jim Noel

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    No. Keep doing what you are doing. Pre-flashing is helpful for both film and paper.
     
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    I heard (somewhere) that there is some difference between pre and post flashing, although I can't see how it would matter. FWIW, I rarely pre-flash an entire sheet of paper, tending mainly to selectively flash as part of the burn/dodge routine. If your method works, that's great.
     
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    Both Pre & Post flashing work well with papers as long as you're consistent. Pre flashing is more usual.

    Ian
     
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