RH Designs Vario, Split Contrast Printing, Dry Down Compensation

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  1. jeroldharter

    jeroldharter Member

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    Just getting started with my new timer. Inspired to buy one after I saw Les McLean use one at the Silver conference in Pasadena.

    Am I right to assume that I set the dry down compensation for the yellow exposure of the final print only? In other words, I should ignore the shadow exposure (magenta) and apply drydown compensation to the highlight exposure (yellow) only?

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    nope the drydown works on both soft and hard exposures.

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    Jerold -

    It's usual to set dry-down on both exposures. If you set it on the soft exposure only, you risk blocked-up shadows - the reduction in soft exposure increases the overall contrast setting.

    Regards
    Richard