Reciprocity failure as it relates to paper
to Printing. I've heard the term when shooting film, but how does it relate to printing. Are we talking about it while exposing the paper, or the development of the paper? Just started my DR, and trying to figure all this out. So far, all I've done are 5x7's and (1) 8x10.
Last night I was trying to get the most out of a negative that was shot in Seattle earlier this year. I did a step wedge to kind of figure out my base exposure, which was 45 seconds @ f22, on some Ilford RC paper. I was using a No.2 filter, and did 4 separate exposures and ended up at 1.30 seconds @ f22, while dodging / burning ... Close to what I want, but not quite there.
Does Reciprocity failure come into play in the darkroom during the development phase? I was developing for 2.15 seconds in Arista.
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