You use infra-red filters to intensify the the contrast?Chris Lim said:Hi, just wanna share a little i know about B/W photo and developing. Usually in the dark room for under exposed shots we would use the IR filters to intensify the contrast.
Cheers mate. Spot on:thumbsup: The red filters are just diff grade of contrast filters. Sorry my bad. gave it the wrong name.:embrass:student said:You use infra-red filters to intensify the the contrast?
With what is the usual infra-red filters for infra-red photography, your enlarger bulb will blow before you get enough light through to the paper.
I think what you meant is not infra-red filters, but magenta filters. But a also rather simple way is to use a higher contrast paper.
Nonetheless, I agree that this image is lacking a little in contrast. Since this image has been digitalised, it is a simple matter to bump up the contrast a little.
The choice of image format is very personal.
But I prefer #1. Although quite a bit of my images are very tight, I dolike the space in #1.
Second that. Some how in an odd way, the space, the expression, the composition and the lack of contrast gave the image a kind of character which the vertical/contrasty/tightly cropped ones seem to lack (my personal preference only, not meant to be generally reflective). Although the extreme left has distractions that can be removed.Pablo said:Hi,
I admit that I like the first picture. I too like space.
This may sound a bit odd for a choice of word, but the first picture looks more friendly to me.
I can't come up with a better way to describe my view, sorry.