Re: Shaping the tone curve of a Rodinal Negative
Thomas, do you not have shots with certain subjects and scenes that have the majority of exposure biased towards shoulder or toe? Not everything can be middle of the road, nor is everything naturally the same contrast or could be made that way. If you had a low key subject you wouldn't necessarily choose the same paper as a high key subject, right? Anyways a lot of styles of photography do not even allow liberty of choosing a well thought out exposure for the scene - many are just "good enough." I can't target a given paper by default. I can only do things to increase my options.
Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.