Well, I did it and it was amazing....
Well, I lied...I ended up starting with VanDyke since it is a printing out process and I figured it would help me tune my digital negative. The attached print (the print is a lot more subtle and smooth than the scan) is about my third attempt and it is a decent print, but I hope to do better.....although I was amazingly excited when I saw the print in the fix.
Originally Posted by Mark Fisher
I do have a couple of questions/comments.
When I made my negatives, I found that the curves published on the web gave a very low contrast print...seriously muddy. For this one, I simply inverted and used it. It is now a bit contrasty (I exposed for the highlights). I used BFK Rives paper and double coated. Is the contrast dependant on paper used?
The other question is about the whitened areas beyond the image area. Any idea what that is and how I can prevent it?
Thanks of the help -- Mark