I was fascinated with the romantic notion of doing what Edward Weston did. You have to admit there is a certain mystique to that...something inside said yeah!!! if I do what he did then I undoubtedly will make prints like Edward.Originally Posted by Deckled Edge
I found out that, in my experience, I can not tell within 15 units the density range of a negative when I have more then a minute in full room light to judge let alone 3-5 seconds under a dim green light. But then maybe it is that my eyes and judgement are fading with my age.
In order to get the most out of the materials we use, I believe that we need to determine the characteristics of those materials and then formulate repeatable procedures to produce results consistant with the characteristics of the materials.
So as a recovering DBI addict. I take it one day at a time and do the same thing over and over again. That means reading negative densities on a densitometer to match the paper.