Quote Originally Posted by BMbikerider View Post
If you understand burning and dodging then it will be easier.

Advanced printing techniques using multigrade paper uses different filtration values for different selected areas which is actually a lot easier than you think once you understand the principal, but this may take several attempts and tests to get the optimum grade/exposure for a particular area.
For example a high contrast area printed using a grade 2 filtration may be better 'burnt in' using a Grade 1 filter, conversely, an area that has little contrast may benefit with a filter of a higher value to give it 'some bite' With 'dodging' I generally find that the same filtration used for the main part of the print usually suffices.

I try to avoid this problem from the start by rating a film less than the stated ISO and reducing the development time, this gives me a negative with lower contrast which I can always boos if needed. As a bonus I find that the grain can be reduced as well.
For instance shooting a 100 ISO at 50 and then develop at 50 will reduce contrast in the negative?