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Re: P.O.P and diginegs and babies

Hi David,

You should be able to do POP fine with digital negatives.  With POP processes, I think the only step that people have trouble with is determining a standard printing time—which perhaps seems the antithesis of POP, where you are printing by inspection.  However it is important to get a printing time so you can determine what density your negatives require.  The traditional method of exposing until you get a standard steptablet to merge at least two steps doesn't work very well, since the self masking prevents this merging of steps.  But you can still use a step tablet and by examining the darkest print steps decide which gives you an acceptable "black".

Good luck,
Mark Nelson
Precision Digital Negatives

In a message dated 9/13/06 7:04:52 AM, davidhatton@totalise.co.uk writes:

Hi Folks,
Well after a disastrous summer spent (not)gum-printing, I have adjourned to the UK pending the arrival of new grand-daughter, baby Kate. Shortly thereafter, a somewhat longer journey to the Antipodes where my son and his wife are expecting baby Lilly Grace in Sydney in October. Assuming no further birthing or bombing incidents I should be back in Turkey by February which brings me to my Alt question. I intend visiting Cappadocia in spring, a terrain which lends itself, I believe nicely, to POP images. I have a couple of queries. Has anyone eve used Polaroid 55 film successfully in a pinhole camera? AND, will I be able to create digital negatives capable of printing well with Centennial POP? Any responses would be gratefully received as would any old baby clothes, money etc..