Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Additional papers and new things to explore, part of Black-and-White Darkroom Printing Techniques.
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- We've just scratched the surface of black and white…printing in this course.…I hope I've given you the fundamentals…to get you started, but keep in mind even with…just paper choices there's so many changes you can make.…We worked with a cold tone RC paper,…where one of my favorite papers is a warm tone…fiber paper that brings out almost rich…chocolate hues in the shadows.…Chemistry changes can make many different things happen.…We used one developer out of a host of choices.…
So exploration is really the key as you go through this.…We also only looked at traditional gelatin silver printing.…There's a number of alternative photographic processes…such as Van Dyke printing or Cyanotype priting…that are equally entertaining though very different…from what we've done.…Another thing that we stuck with was the 35mm format.…Perhaps you've got a Dianna or Holga camera…and are getting those wonderful kind of…magic fuzzy edged negatives.…That's a whole other direction you can go in…in the black and white darkroom that will…
First Konrad provides a tour of his own darkroom space, and introduces the key ingredients that dictate how pictures print: paper, exposure, and contrast. He checks a series of images by developing initial test prints, and then explores options for refining the images in the darkroom via cropping, burning and dodging, and adjustments to the development time. When he's finished making prints, Konrad shows how to clean up the darkroom and introduces different paper choices and resources for black-and-white film photographers to explore.