Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a refinement through dodging, part of Black-and-White Darkroom Printing Techniques.
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- I want to introduce you to another…exposure-related edit, this one is called dodging,…but before we get to that, let me show you…a couple of things I've done with our workprint.…Once it was dry, I went in and marked on it,…first, it's working title, "Hot Spring 1".…Then, made notes of the enlarger height,…which was at 10 inches, and the crop was at 7x7 inches.…This enables me to go back to this if I want to.…I also made note of the base exposure.…Seven seconds with the #00,…and seven seconds with the #5 filter.…
Keep in mind that exposure information will change…any time you start a new printing session.…This gives you a ballpark starting place,…but when you start with fresh developer,…there will always be a slight difference…in the development.…So, keep in mind that these numbers…that we're writing aren't set in stone.…They're references to help you get back…to where you want to be.…Now that we've got that kind of in mind,…this is, I guess, your metadata section on your workprint.…The camera records so much for you in the digital world,…
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.