[alt-photo] Re: pitfalls of alt

KISS BOB bobkiss at caribsurf.com
Sun Feb 13 13:13:08 GMT 2011

The dreaded Pizza Wheel marks!  I now have a 3 sec drying 
time per printer stroke with my Epson 3800 and they are 
Good thing I am good at multitasking...I do other things 
for the half hour or more it takes to print a 17X22 

On Sat, 12 Feb 2011 10:25:24 -0700
  Christina Anderson <zphoto at montana.net> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am compiling a list of frequent problems that occur 
>with alt for a presentation. For instance, paper 
>specificity is one that is the bane of my existence as of 
>late. Seriously, now. When papers change, do you think 
>the paper manufacturers would tell us??!!
> I thought I would ask the list if anyone had their pet 
>peeve to share so I can add it to my growing list in case 
>i don't have it already? 
> When I finish I will post.
> Here are some suggestions:
> printing on the wrong side of OHP
> banding in the digineg
> venetian blinds in the digineg
> forgetting to invert the neg (yes, it does occur!)
> I'm not necessarily being process-specific, though, e.g. 
>gum might have staining or sloughing off of the layer or 
>speckling as pitfalls. But heck, that'd be OK, too.
> Anyway, interested to see your all's pet peeves, trials, 
> One of these years I hope to compile a FAQ, too...such 
>things as "When is a hair dryer a good thing?" etc. 
> One of the great things about teaching is that if there 
>is a mistake to be made, it is done, and I can document. 
>This past week I had one I had never seen before, trying 
>to read a blur/average square that should have given one 
>consistent number kept jumping all over the place. Found 
>out the eyedropper tool was NOT set to point sample but 
>to 101x101. Of course, it took me 45 minutes to figure 
>that one out and it was another faculty member that 
>suggested that might be the cause. Gees.
> OH LOL another I'll share. One student kept having 
>horribly contrasty pt/pd prints. Come to find out, he was 
>using straight NA2 20% as his pt part of the equation 
>(not pd!), instead of using it as a contrast agent in 
>addition to the metal. That was one of those that was so 
>inconceivable to me I didn't guess it. He finally figured 
>it out.
> Chris
> Christina Z. Anderson
> christinaZanderson.com
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