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How To Use Variable Contrast Papers (black & white photography)
How To Use Variable Contrast Papers - black & white photography Author:Lou Jacobs, Jr. Lou Jacobs,Jr. is one of the most published photographers operating out of Hollywood. He has published 4 other books on photography. His work has appeared in such magazines as Parade, Ladies Home Journal, Pageant, Cosmopolitan, and Paris Match. — This book fully illustrated volume is designed to tell you how variable contrast papers work, how the... more »y differ from conventional graded papers, what advantages they offer, and how to manipulate them in the darkroom.
In this book are complete instructions for all variable contrast printing operations, from the simplest choice of filters to advanced multiple-filter and double-printing techniques.
He examines the concept of contrast, in depth, from negative to finished print, then discusses the the characteristics of all major American-made variable contrast papers, including their tone qualities, weight and surface varieties, speeds, and exposure-development latitudes. Mr.Jacobs gives detailed information on Kodak and DuPont filters and practical, complete information on darkroom equipment and procedure. He shows you how to get wide tonal range and crisp blacks out of even the most difficult subjects.« less