Contrast, tone, and black and white versus color


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Contrast, tone, and black and white versus color

Chris Orwig: What about contrast and tone, and tone in regards to even color or hints of color? Rodney Smith: Well, you know, I used to be so fanatic about print quality and really fanatic when I did silver prints. And I'd be very careful not to enlarge certain images beyond a certain size, because I didn't think the grain structure could handle that, particularly shot on Tri-X or something.

See, I guess when I was younger, I was trying to make the silver gelatin print something a little bit like a digital print, that is, unbelievably sharp and tonally resolute beyond--like as extraordinary as I could do it. While I sort of changed that barrier a little bit, I'm still as meticulous in processing the film, and if you made small prints out of them, they would probably have all of that. But the bigger prints are almost like a film in the sense that the grain structure from the film I kind of find as an asset.

I find it, instead of trying to get rid of it--I mean, I don't wan...

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