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Split Filter Printing

When printing black and white prints in the darkroom, you essentially have two controls at your disposal: brightness and contrast. Brightness is controlled by the aperture and density of the…

Black and White Prints in the Darkroom

Printing black and white photography in the darkroom is still not uncommon, quote a few photographers still using traditional film photography techniques likely have a darkroom equipped for black and…

Contact Print

A contact print is a photographic image produced by laying the film, typically a negative, directly against photographic paper and exposing the paper to light. The term “contact print” derives…

contact-sheet

Contact Sheet or Proof

The contact sheet (also called contract proof) is a positive print of all the negative images from a roll of 35mm film or medium format film. Contact sheets are typically…

Darkroom Techniques: Dodging and Burning

There are various techniques that can be used in the darkroom to help obtain the perfect image. The techniques known as dodging and burning are essential for film photography developers…

Photographic Paper Finishes

Photographic papers for printing film in the darkroom come with a few different finishes ranging from matte finish (no shine) to glossy finish (high shine) and various low-luster finishes in…

Basic Film Photography Tips for Darkroom Printing

There are a few advanced and basic photography tips and techniques that can be utilized in the darkroom. For beginner photography, the process of dodging and burning will likely be…