Practicing LF using paper instead of film
Over the past couple of months I've seen reference made to substituting photo paper for film as a low cost, and quick way to practice LF technique. An alternative to using Polaroid.
Are there any sources of step-by-step instructions or explanation of this process for a beginner, including what is necessary to develop the paper?
I've tried some searches on Google, but was unsuccessful in finding actual description of the process. Any particular books reference this?
Pre-Flashing Direct Positive Paper
We've used the Harman and the Efke positive papers. Both yield very high contrast results. With the right subject matter this can work, but for most subjects it doesn't work very well.
Originally Posted by ic-racer
The answer is to pre-flash the paper. User JoeVanCleave on the f295 pinhole forum (http://www.f295.org/Pinholeforum/forum/Blah.pl?) discusses his experiences with Harman and pre-flashing at length.
You might find these two articles helpful, too:
Paper negative - the underestimated medium
(skip down to "Introduction")