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View Poll Results: do you like and make small prints

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    printing or contact printing SMALL

    i know one of the things people LOVE about photography
    is the ability to enlarge prints large, bigger than life, so
    the viewer can see every tiny detail texture on tree bark in
    the distance, wrinkle on someone's face ...

    while i have made big enlargements and it is fun seeing prints BIG
    i am more and more of a fan of small prints.
    i love being able to hold a sheet of paper and look at a tiny print.
    a little 4x5 contact print, a 5x7 negative reduced tiny, a 35mm negative barely
    enlarged ... holding a tiny image seems more of a personal experience,
    a study instead of something grand to fall into.

    anyone else like small prints ?
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    I even like all those little 4x4 or 6x6 prints shoe boxes are full of from I guess the 1960s and before.

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    Yes,I do.It's less expensive but more time consuming.Besides,you can easily make mistakes and double expose if series are lost.In any case I like doing it.
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    I plan to do it for a while...at least until I go get an enlarger from a guy. I'm wanting to eventually try some alternative processes and, having no money for an 8x10 camera, the 4x5 will have to do. This pretty much means I'll have small prints. I'm okay with that.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    I love the quality of a 6x7 negative enlarged to just about 4x5 inches. I also love them around 19x20 inches! But makes for a totally different experience of the same image. Love that!

    At some point, I should make some contact prints at that size, shouldn't I?

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    I like and make prints in the 4 inch range, 4x5, 4x6, 4x4, both enlargements and contact prints. I think there is too much emphasis on LARGE prints.
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    In the past few years I have been making some 4x6 inch prints from 35mm and framing to 11x14. There is something quite appealing to them versus a standard 8x10 print.

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    I've done a lot of 6x6cm and 6x9cm (ish, as far as named formats) contact prints in cyanotypes and i don't find them too small. I was at the Victoria & Albert museum's Print Study room on Friday afternoon and I got to see a 6x6(cm) cyanotype there and it wasn't any worse off for not being enlarged. It had a nice, clean composition perfect for the smaller size where you don't need to squint at it. Sure it might not be so ideal for wall mounting but I rarely put anything on the wall, I tend to shuffle through stacks and piles of my tiny prints.
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    5 x7 is a favorite size for me.

    I only shoot roll film, so that means I'm enlarging, but not too much.

    They are big enough to put in a wall frame, but small enough to put into an album.

    It is also fairly inexpensive.

    Matt

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    I made a print for a child's locket that was about 1/2 inch square. (Cropped contact print from 35mm) Anyone made one smaller?


    Bill
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