What? No magic bullet? That's a shame :-(
Originally Posted by ic-racer
I guess discipline is the answer though.
I love it Tom. One reason my backlog got so huge was that I proofed with a pt/pd print. This was slow of course, and coupled with the expense this meant that I only proofed a relatively small number of negatives. I tried proofing with silver gelatin paper (RC grade 0) but this was rarely good enough to see all the detail so I stopped.
Originally Posted by Tom Kershaw
With Lodima grade 2 and a vacuum frame, I can expose 4 prints at a time under a light bulb. This really boosts throughput. Although none of them are fine prints they're good enough to show me what's on the negative and decide whether or not to take it to a platinum print.
Since I've been doing this I've already discovered (or re-discovered) several drop dead gorgeous photos.