Now that you know the steps and tools to work in the darkroom, I want you to find different techniques you can use! I will provide a few websites that discuss techniques that will help better the printing process. I want you to define at three techniques and talk about what they do and how they help your the outcome of your print. 

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Understanding Contrast

http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/understanding-contrast-control-in-the-darkroom–photo-17792

This website discusses how the contrast of a picture can be altered to make the print look at its best. Here you can learn some techniques on how to help better the contrast of your print.

 

Dodge and Burn

http://staff.drewloker.com/dodgeburn.htm

Here you can learn about dodging and burning an image while working on your enlarger. Think about why this changes the lighting and exposure of an image!

 

Photo Manipulation

http://www.ourtuts.com/the-art-of-photo-manipulation-techniques-and-examples/

This link provides different ways to manipulate your photo. There are examples for darkroom photography as well as digital photography, so be sure to know the difference. We are focusing on darkroom photography so keep your attention on the darkroom techniques!

 

Film Manipulation

http://www.alternativephotography.com/wp/negatives/distressing-negatives

Film Manipulation is very similar to photo manipulation, but you can’t change what you have already done! There are many different ways to manipulate your film before you place it in the enlarger to print!

 

Below are two examples of how I manipulated my photography. In the first one I manipulate my film by burning the edges and slightly in the middle. The second image is one that I manipulated by using a high contrast filter in the darkroom. Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 6.00.27 PMScreen Shot 2014-11-30 at 6.01.11 PM

 

 

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