speed increase for paper negatives

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  1. rbrigham

    rbrigham Member

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    Hi

    I am doing some child portraits using studio flash which is generally working well
    but I would like to use natural light which is not as the children can not sit still
    and I don't want to fix them in some sort of brace

    is there any way of increasing the paper speed or is there a fast paper
    i am presently using MGIV

    thanks

    robin
     
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    Some papers are faster than others, but no where near the speed of film. Many wet-plate images of families have the adults sharp but the held child/infant is a blur of motion.
     
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    It is said that Kentmere paper (also made by Ilford) is about twice the speed of Ilford's own paper.


    Steve.