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Photography.47

Black and White

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{Photography.47.3}: Amanda Peck {amanda615} Fri, 26 Dec 2003 18:12:32 CST (27 lines)

TJ is right.  You won't ever run out of material to read on b&w
photography.  Won't ever run out of things to look at, either.  The
classic photographs are works of wonder.  Are they "too old-
fashioned" now?  No.  Just in a slightly different medium, IMHO. (OK,
IMNotSoHO)

It once was thought that the ONLY way to do art photography was a) in
Black and White and b) with a view camera.

With Platinum prints?

And now real B&W processing is so hard to find that Kodak, at least,
now sells a "black and white" film that can be processed in C-41 (the
standard color print film processing).  I was enough of a snob at the
time that I processed--was it  double x?--in acufine to get a nice
combination of sharpness and speed. (I was a hand-held freak even
then. The professor really preferred pan-x in acufine)

There MIGHT be some reason to set your digital camera to the b & W
setting, but I can't think of one off-hand, except that it does use
less memory.

"Hmm, I wonder if this would look better if it were totally
desaturated?  Yes, I think it does." (click of mouse)

I can see more reason to get the printer that will take the special
inks so that the black and white image glows.

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