Unsharp Masking Original Development

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by ragnar58, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. ragnar58

    ragnar58 Member

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    Do those who use unsharp masks tend to lean toward the normal and plus side (N, N+) of development rather than the minus side (N-)? I would suspect that the trend is toward slightly more contrast and reduce the negative density range with masking in the shadows. It would seem that a lower density would be difficult to adapt to masking.
    I have been mulling over this technique and would like some comments on its use; especially in 35mm.
    Thanks
     
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    Prof_Pixel Member

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    It depends on the intended effect/purpose of the mask.