Quote Originally Posted by mobtown_4x5
I've been kinda wondering about this too, most of my negatives used to require hours of darkroom struggles and sheets and sheets of paper to print decent... but my most recent negs (and the one that I submitted to the exchange) printed beautifully with no dodges/burns. I tried a few things, but the "straight" print was the best - sweet and easy!
So, does this mean my technique is improving, or just a coincidence? Should I discard the negs that won't print like this, as inferior exposures?


Matt, congratulations. In my opinion what has happened is that, intentionally or otherwise, you are now making negatives that match the density range of the paper/papers you are using. It should be easy!