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Re: curves and film negatives

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  • Subject: Re: curves and film negatives
  • From: Jeremy Moore <jeremydmoore@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:23:24 -0500
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Laura, to use film negatives you expose and develop your negative to meet the density range for the process, i.e. you tailor the film negative to the process with the controls available (exposure/development) just like you do with a curve for digital negatives. Additionally, the ability to "build" a print with multiple layers of gum allows for LOTS of variability in terms of your starting negative.

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Laura V <laura@lavatop.com> wrote:
I understand the process of using curves to decrease contrast when preparing digital negatives for gum prints...but how is curving done when film negatives are used, or is it done? And if it's not done, then why aren't the prints contrasty?