Once upon a time, before the digital era, there was a photographic printing technique that called wet printing or darkroom printing or silver gelatin printing. You could print a photograph without using computer or printer by using this mysterious technique. Nowadays there are only a few master remain who knows the mystery. Hold on there, I will tell a secret. I am the master and I will whisper the secrets to you in this blog. Keep this secret with you.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
An image from my book
Today I wanted to share a print from my book. Here is the image:
Details of the print are such that:
Paper:Kentmere VC Select RC Fine Lustre Paper Size: 17.8x24 cm (7x9.5in) Image Size: 14.5x23 cm (5.7x9.1in) Developer: Dektol 1+2 (1 min.) Toner: Untoned Film Format: 35 mm
This paper has matchless surface color. It has a yellowish-brownish surface. It is very interesting and it attracts me some how I couldn't explain. It's surface is between semi-matte and glossy and D-max is not perfect but satisfactory.
In the image I made a little crop. There was nose hole of the woman at left-bottom corner and it looked to me not good. Generally I am printing full frame but approximately 10% of my photographs need some crop. I don't like too much cropping but If it necessary I do not hesitate to crop.