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Sixteen Different Alternative Processes from One Negative Practical experience of alternative photography makes it clear that :
Here are a series of prints using different processes but the same negative as a guide to the qualities of each process. The subject is the south aisle of Chichester cathedral. The subject has a wide ranger of tone and fine gradation. The negative was made on Ilford FP4 film exposed at ISO 32 to give a negative with a density range of 2.0 suitable for contact printing.
- it is necessary to see the original print itself to appreciate its beauty as reproductions will only show the qualities of the reproduction.
- there is only one way to learn about a process and that is to do it.
- manuals often reflect research without experience.
The negative was prepared with a salt print in mind. Neither the density of the negative nor the subject matter may be ideal for other processes.