We all know that traditional photography is just as much an art, a passion, a creative discipline, as a practical demonstration of the chemistry. We also know that sometimes a little magic is needed to create that unique image. Occasionally that magic is a technique discovered by accident, sometimes through persistent trial but always in the alchemist's office known to us all as the darkroom.
Written by and Copyright of Les McLean. Covering the negative, correct exposure, development of the film, fixing the print, washing prints, split grade printing, printing thin negatives and drying fibre prints.
Covers choosing a paper, controlling image density, split toning and suggestions for toner combinations, general hints for Fotospeed Palette Toner and Sepia Toner, bleaching, Toning using Fotospeed Blue, Copper/Red, Sepia Toner Bleach, Selenium, Gold and Antique Dye, and finally masking and toning using Fotomask and Fotodyes.
Implementing colour management ensures that your colour maintains its integrity from capture through to print. By implementing ICC profiling at the printing stage of the process, coupled with calibration and profiling of your monitor you can ensure that your colour is carried with total accuracy. Fotospeed can provide generic and bespoke profiling service.
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