Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
tkamiya,

I was looking through LP Clerk's Photography Theory and Practice, and think I have some validation of two ideas...

1. Dektol's the right developer to use:

In section 325 Silver Halide Grains... about the filimentary structure of developed silver grains, "they are roughly similar in shape to the original emulsion grains"... "These filiments grow from the sensitivity specks ... leads to some enlargement of the shape"... and "This enlargement is ... greater the more energetic the developer used"...

2. Expose normally or just slightly overexpose (about 2/3 stop over)... and Underdevelop! Try to get the main subject to fall on or around 0.3 density...

In section 345 Graininess... "On a negative the graininess reaches a maximum for a density of 0.3"

You will need to print on Grade 4 or 5 ... but I am sure that you will get the grain you want!
If you want large grain, isn’t under developing a bit counter intuitive?