The day before yesterday, based on a discussion about the use of orthographic material, I decided to make it easier for a colleague whether to use these materials for portrait photography as well. Shooting on this material without using filters makes no sense. So if you want to use orthographic materials for portraits, you will definitely appreciate the use of yellow filters. The images will be beautifully contrasted from the whole range of black colors to brilliant white…
I will not reveal anything new to experienced darkroom technicians. When printing photos in a darkroom, we can use photo papers in three degrees of gradation. Soft, normal and hard. Or we use multigradation papers, when we control the gradation of the resulting photo using filters. We use the yellow filters to reduce the gradation and the purple filters to increase the gradation.
Pentacon Six TL + CZ Biometar 50mm Zebra
TK100 + MP271
MG Fomabrom Variant & Fomabrom C112 + Dektol
The first photo was exposed for 4 x 3 sec. total 12 sec. The first 9 seconds were with the use of a yellow filter and the last 3 seconds without a filter on MG papers Fomabrom Variant
The second photo was a 9.sec print on ordinary Fomabrom C112 with hard gradation….