C41 B/w film


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how to improve contrast of c41 b/w film (xp2,t400cn)

I know by adding filter can but the contrast is still not enough.What color filter is suitable to increase constrast on portraits?
 

Gunjack

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try green or yellow-green filter first. Blue should darken skin the most, I think.

Actually i think the low contrast is due to using colour paper. Have anyone tried printing XP2 on black and white paper??
 

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Oh yeah... I dunno whether u know or not, but I rate both xp2 super and t400cn as 200 speed film, that is I over-expose it 1 stop more to get better contrast. They look much better to me that way.
 

ckiang

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Get them scanned, tweak them in PS, then send them in and print digitally. Or print them onto traditional B&W paper (either high grade B&W paper, or if using multigrade, use a high grade filter).



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CK
 

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