Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/24[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>It's reccomended that you expose for the highlights first though I'm still >trying to understand the theory behind that... I think it is because you can do long exposures and still not have strong blacks. Then a quick flash of a high grade filter and the blacks come in quickly. I have used that technique a lot. I'll print my negatives at a lower grade than normal to get smooth creamy highlights and open midtones, and then flash very short exposure with a #5 filter and it makes the blacks sing without the harsh local contrast in the highlights that comes with straight printing with higher grade papers. (The Bill Brandt look?) :-) - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch The world's full of apathy, and I don't care.