Re: printing in colour under an enlarger.

From: mat fleming (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 06 2009 - 03:07:07 PDT


I know C41 would be a cross process but i thought colours on Black would
stand out better than on Clear and cross processing stills produces more
contrast and saturation although with colour shifts.
If i used neg i'd then have to print - through a lab presumably or get hold
of some print stock - and how do i tell if it's exposed correctly given that
negatives aren't easily intuitively translatable to the eye (my eye anyway)?



On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Ashley Connor <email suppressed
> wrote:

> I've contact printed before using some daylight negative film and I had to
> use a flashlight that matched the film's temperature (or as best as it
> could). I'm pretty sure 7250 is Tungsten balanced, so if you used C41
> you're cross processing which produces crazy colors anyways. With the muted
> colors, since its reversal you have about a 4 stop latitude and last time I
> contact printed there was no possible way to know what my exposure was, but
> negative is far more forgiving and I could estimate. To get more faithful
> results use negative and don't cross process (also, expired film might have
> something to do with the muted color).
> Not sure if this was helpful, but when I contact printed it was a lot of
> trial and error.
> Email me off list if you have another question.
> -Ashley
> On May 5, 2009, at 8:56 AM, mat fleming wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I'm playing with filters under an enlarger and on top of film (contact
>> printing). I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of this?
>> So far I've used some old 7250 and tried E6 and C41 processing. With E6 i
>> get really muted colours compared to what I'm laying over the film
>> with C41 i get an intense midnight blue cast. Neither of these are
>> unpleasant, but I'm just curious about whether there is a way of getting
>> more faithful results.
>> Any ideas?
>> Mat
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