On Friday’s we have been having great black and white printing masterclasses. We learnt a really awesome method of split grading your filter contrasts and exposures to help reach a pleasing final print. I scanned in below my workings from the workshop – from the original split test, through the test strips to the final print. Scanning them in has probably impacted slightly on the tones and no doubt added some dust but it still might be interesting to see. Next week we move on to fibre paper. Exciting times.
This post is in a way a test. I was thinking how best to use this blog aside from snaps taken here and there. In the coming projects of my BA Photography at Brighton University I’m going to scan in all my briefs/contacts/work prints/shots etc to try and give more of an insight into how I’m going about my work at the moment. Hopefully it will be interesting and I think at the very least it will encourage me to be productive.
Till next time,
My good friend Livi came to visit me in Brighton – a joy to photograph as ever especially when the seafront was as atmospheric and cold as it was. Shots like this make you realise how great it is to have a full frame sensor. Taken on a Nikon E series 50mm 1.8 pancake lens with adapter. Now all someone needs to make is a full frame digital m mount rangefinder which isn’t depressingly expensive and I can die a happy man!
p.s Hello 2010! Back and settled now in Brighton so new shots should resume!