I like to make contact prints from paper negatives in 116 and 122 size. Lately I've been using the 122 size more ( 3.25 x 5.5 inches ) but about a month ago I was looking through a "card deck" of the 116 size contact prints and I had forgotten how much I like them. Seeing this post here on APUG got me moving and I pulled them out again. I found one negative that I never contacted and another that might look good with some "faux pop" experiments... so thanks.. this got me going at that size again! I might even make one today!
Shawn makes beautiful photographs. He took mine and Paula's Vision and Technique Workshop in 2010, where he would have seen many of Paula's small contact prints--all mounted and overmatted on 13x15 mount board.
Michael A. Smith
thank you. I truly appreciate that. Paula and you have both had a significant influence on my work.
Dodging and burning on small contact prints is no different that dodging and burning on 8x10s. The on;y difference is that smaller tools are used whencontact printing the smaller negatives.
Michael A. Smith
That's exactly right. I've attached a couple examples of "print instruction sheets" for two of my 6x7cm contact prints and oftentimes they are much more involved than these. I've found that taping or otherwise hanging a straight print in front of you while you work, as a sort of "map", can also help.
Last edited by Shawn Dougherty; 06-03-2013 at 02:37 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Yes. I think so. I found some vernacular photographs in Seattle at Watson Kennedy. They look like a photo hobbyist that printed without an enlarger. They have a magical quality to them. I still have to mount, frame and display the photos.
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