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    Print negative as negative?

    not my question but this was posted on the black and white forum on dpreview today:

    "Is it possible to print a negative as a negative. As I want to print in the dark room the image as it appears on the negative. I don't want the positive image. any help would be great thank you."

    I will mention that I have posted it here.

    link: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50199069
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokoro View Post
    not my question but this was posted on the black and white forum on dpreview today:

    "Is it possible to print a negative as a negative. As I want to print in the dark room the image as it appears on the negative. I don't want the positive image. any help would be great thank you."

    I will mention that I have posted it here.

    link: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50199069
    Yes, lots of ways you can do this and probably the easy way is to use the print as photogram material to make a neg on top of another print, or for better quality use ortho film to make pos/neg.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    make a positive,
    then CONTACT PRINT it on another sheet of paper
    ( test strips and all )
    your print will be a negative ....

    if you have a large format camera
    just shoot a PAPER NEGATIVE
    no contact prints needed.
    if you don't have a LF camera
    you can make a PINHOLE CAMERA and make a paper negative
    or make a camera out of cardboard ( its easy ) and expose a paper negative.

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    Flop the neg with the emulsion facing the condenser in your enlarger; print a mirror-image positive; then use the positive as a paper negative to contact print a negative under plate glass.

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    Piece of cake. direct positive, "Duplicating Film".
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    Here:

    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=68190&catid=member&imageuser=36046


    This was done by taking a negative film, placing it on a light table and taking a macro shot of it. Then take that film and print it as normal. Result is a negative image. I had to increase the contrast of the second print by about one grade.

    I used normal film and normal paper, and all the usual chemicals.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    ilford direct positive paper.
    www.vinnywalsh.com

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    If your friend is interested in doing this the analog way, why don't you invite him/her to join APUG and have a direct discussion with us? Most of us don't bite....
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    A fun way would be this:

    Put the negative in the enlarger - expose the image on a new film in your camera without the lens... (The camera is put under the enlarger as if it is a piece of paper..) Having a "modern" one with a decent lightmeter and automatic exposure, you don't even have to mesure the light...

    Expose and develop as normal..

    (This was also used to make huge enlargements of an image in order to get big grain and to get a pictorialistic image..)

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    Easiest way is direct positive paper. Otherwise i'd use lith film.
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    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
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