Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
There ARE limits. The film, for one thing. TMY & TX are great for this. TXP, not so good. Neopan 400, not good, for different reasons. FP4, great.
Oh sure twist my arm and make me use TX, TMY, and FP4.

Seriously though, the TXP info is a disappointment since TX isn't available in 4x5. I would have thought that this technique would have been more universal.

What characteristics make a good film for this technique?



Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
You've got the idea perfectly, as well as live in a place where it would be handy.
Yes it will. To that end I recently decided to start moving to shorter rolls, 12-20 shots, so that I will shoot an entire roll per subject/session and be able to develop more consistent negs.

Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
Sit down with a pencil and paper and draw the 'ideal' curve for your afternoon portrait. You might very well be able to make it.
Using LPD or 130 instead of Dektol gives your paper greater range to hold these tones, and split filtering will be easy if you need to hold a longer scale.
Already using LPD and the more I learn about it the better I like it.