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Wednesday, July 25

Sussing negative faults

I've just added a new article in the list to the right about reading a defective negative so that you can find out what caused the fault and figure out how to avoid it in future. Old darkroom hands know how to do this but people who are relatively new to film-based photography or are coming at it from a digital background might not be aware of this skill. The article is written for them.

It took ages to sort out the formatting for the negative examples, like the one below, so if anyone knows a quick and reliable way of doing this I'd be all ears.

Underexposed, underdeveloped
Overall density: very low
Contrast: much too low
Shadow detail: completely lacking
Highlights: much too weak


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I've been trying to figure this one out but it doesn't look possible. I could put what is effectively a link to a translation service at the bottom of the post but, to be honest, I'd probably forget to do so after a while. The only thing I can suggest is to cut and paste the blog url into Babelfish or something similar.


Ignore that last comment of mine - there is a way to add a translation service. It's now at the bottom of the left hand column. Please let me know if it works for you.