Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a work print, part of Analog Photography: Shooting & Processing Black-and-White Film.
…Using what we gained from the test prints, it's time to make our exposure for…our work print.…Pretty simple at this point.…We're going to take a sheet of paper.…This time we get to use the whole sheet.…Notice too in the box, there's a black plastic bag inside there.…That's the light-tight part.…Little thing to remember is the box itself is not light safe.…So if you left a piece of paper inside that box outside of the plastic it…would get exposed.…So always remember to wrap that back up and…close it once you've gotten your paper out.…
Okay remember, if you remember we did our last test print with the number five…filter in there.…That's still in there.…So we're going to set the timer.…For the four seconds we decided to use with the number five.…And once again, no card in the way.…We're just going to go ahead and…expose the entire sheet of paper for those four seconds.…And then we're very carefully, going to open up the filter holder.…Slide out the number five, and slide in the double zero.…You've got to be sure not to shake or jar the enlarger during this phase,…
Upon returning home, Konrad processes the film, explaining the chemicals involved and sharing insights for getting reliable results. He also describes the negative-scanning process. Finally, to whet your appetite for the other facets of film-based photography, he demonstrates the process of making a silver-gelatin enlargement and offers up some tips on building your own darkroom.
- Exploring film formats, lenses, and cameras
- Loading films
- Shooting black-and-white film
- Working with colored filters and film
- Chemically processing film
- Scanning and storing film
- Enlarging film in a makeshift darkroom