Black & White Printing
Well some things I miss from the olden days (food that tasted like real food, being able to talk to someone without them texting, etc, etc.), some things I do not miss (having to find a pay phone to call home when on assignment, dial up Internet, etc). One BIG thing that I do not miss is darkrooms. Sure there was some fun in getting a perfect print after a lot of experimentation, but it was a lot of work to mix chemicals, wash prints and hang them to dry. One thing that I have heard from many people was that they could not get a good Black & White print with digital. Well no more!!! Last year I did a lot of testing with our new printer and have come up with some amazing b&w settings and media. I found a high gloss media that makes amazing b&w’s. True blacks (no yellow or blues mixed in), GREAT contrast and details so amazing that I do think they pass the quality of old darkroom prints. If you want to see some samples stop by the Lethbridge studio, I have a couple printed and am working on some more samples.