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,
J.

BACK…

06/11/2009

Can finally start posting on this again. Moved into a new house in Brighton and we finally have internet now!

I often find that my motivation to photograph (and by extension all the developing/scanning that comes with it) peaks and dips as the weeks go by.
Sometimes there is so much to do in life that you dont always want to have to worry about F/stops and ISO’s but anywho, as it stands I’m having a very good month where all I want to do is photograph. I have new film, new paper, bought some elinchrom skyports which are really nifty and are helping me with my new quest to increase my knowledge of lighting and am working hard for my project deadline.

If anyone still checks this it feels good to be writing again and i will post some new shots over the next day or so.

Cheers,
J.