Re: Heat-toning salt prints?
Were you working with digital negatives?
When I did the salt tests I was working only with LF in-camera negatives, and some of them may have been over-exposed by 2-3 stops, plus they had pyro stain. Some of the negatives were what we call "bullet proof", and required exposures of up to 45-60 minutes, in direct sun. When I tried to expose them with the BL tubes exposure times were eight hours or more, when they would have been about 30 minutes with carbon.
At 2:45 PM +0000 3/12/07, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
OOh man oh man, I am at a hotel in Key Largo that charges $10 per day internet use so I am gonna get my money's worth today, dammit! Sandy, I exposed salt for 6 minutes or less UVBL and it was fine, in fact, I felt it was speedier than other processes I tried. I also was impressed at the beauty and detail of the process. I bought a kit from Photographer's Formulary and I can't remember if it had the ammonium chloride salt or not in it, but it was a pretty stupendous process IMHO. The tonal range of salt rivaled pt/pd--in fact, is called Poor Man's Platinum if I remember correctly. As far as staining, that was so paper specific, and one had to be sure to coat only the front or anomalies occurred--so i brush coated the salting solution on the front--no laying on top of the salt bath or anything. Chris ----- Original Message Follows ----- From: Sandy King <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Heat-toning salt prints? Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 22:12:36 -0400There are chapters on salted paper in John Barnier's Coming into Focus, Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes and in Richard Farber's Historic Photographic Processes. There is also an article here: http://www.alternativephotography.com/process_saltprints.html I experimented with salted paper some years ago but never completely solved the staining issue. Also, salted paper printing requires a very powerful light source and I found that the sun worked much better than a bank of BL tubes. Sandy King At 9:56 PM -0400 3/11/07, Joseph Smigiel wrote:On Mar 11, 2007, at 8:41 PM, richard jones wrote: ...also, anyone know of any books dedicated to the saltprinting process? ... James Reilly, "The Albumen and Salted Paper Book" online here: http://albumen.stanford.edu/library/monographs/reilly/Assistant Professor of Photography Photography Option Coordinator Montana State University College of Arts and Architecture Department of Media and Theatre Arts, Room 220 P.O. Box 173350 Bozeman, MT 59717-3350 Tel (406) 994 6219 CZAphotography.com