Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
Some of us very much like the effect of the toe when shot at box speed
Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly is a "toe?"

Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
Prints that look like the one you referenced usually start out with the photographer striving to make the most expansive negative he can, and then printing it a little hard.
Ah thank you; that makes sense. I plan on eventually getting into optical printing, but in the meantime I am using my school's film scanners.