Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post

One thing to remember. While a nice long range from deepest black shadows to sparkling white highlights is always impressive in a print, it is rarely mandatory, and sometimes it isn't even good.

Good luck, and have fun!

I'm glad you said that, Matt. I think sometimes we make printing a technical exercise instead of an artistic one. I have seen many prints that have a really long tonal range, but, IMHO, are too dark and boding for the subject. Others, of course, are beautiful with the full range. Depends on the subject.