I understand that Eugene Smith hated darkroom work. So much so that he make one perfect print with dodges and burns and cropped then made a copy neg of that print. The neg was large maybe 8x10.
With these he would just contact print. Cutting his darkroom time short. I'll have to go back in my books and videos to see if this is true. Maybe PE could answer this?
W. Eugene Smith printed heavily burned and dark prints. I didn't now of that trick. But you need an 8x10 camera to make the neg right?