Monday, January 16, 2012

I have resisted, and will continue to resist surrendering my years of practice with traditional photography (film and wet darkroom) for the convenience and immediacy of digital 'imaging', but I'm about to make some adjustments nonetheless.  NOT to using a digital camera, but to printing on our Epson 3800 printer, and preparing files in Photoshop from film scans.  The image below is the reason for this resolve.  It's flawed.  There is an unacceptable lens flare on the film, but I really like the negative.  I just don't have the chops to get rid of it in any other way than with Photoshop, and I will use this negative as an etude in the digital process.  It will also open the door to printing on the multitude of gorgeous papers there are to try, and the vast and subtle array of toning possible with inks.  The wet darkroom will be with me for as long as the materials to use it exist, but I think it's time to add another couple tools. 


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