In my search for a different paper to use, I've come across a lot that I would like to try but I don't have much money to spend. I hope to use it for my final project for this semester. I'm thinking about papers both by Ilford and are the FB MG warmtone and the Gallerie 3.
The problem is, I haven't been able to use graded paper before. I see that a lot of people say that it's better quality and the website seems to make this claim as well. I tend to develop my film the same way so they contrast is pretty much consistant from roll to roll and I tend to make good negatives. Don't you use different dillutions of developer? How do you know which dillutions will effect the paper grade to move it to 3.5. Can you lower the contrast on graded papers to 2.5? I'm hoping to use this paper to make 16 prints of nighttime landscapes or at least outdoor shots.
Are there any sites or books that I could check out?
Also, for the multigrade warmtone paper, a friend of mine tried warmtone by forte and the paper base seemed almost orange, at least in comparison. I would like to use a warmer paper to go along with a kind of mood, but I don't want it to look dirty as I thought this other paper looked.
Thanks for your input!