After wearing women's underwear and pantyhose for some time in private occusions, I have decided to put them in good use.
I have heard of the use of feminine hosiery in use under the enlarger lens to create diffusion and soften the enlarged image.
I did try it the other day and have to say I was astonished by the effect. I also liked a lot the bleeding of the darks in the other values.
My question is this:
Do materials create a different diffusion effect?
I used a white pantyhose for example of visible mesh. I am sure fishnet would not work, not atleast for this effect, but what other choices do I have? How does the mesh or the color affect the diffusion?
Maybe a woman photographer can help with this one.
And how about filters? Would filters such as the softening or fog ones create a different effect?
I noticed that the pantyhose diffusion did not affect the quallity or sharpness of the original Hasselblad neg.