Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spare Negatives—What a Concept!

Woodbury, Connecticut

The platinum/palladium print offer continues over at TOP (link in sidebar at right). Along with the print offer there's a series, only one up so far, of articles describing the printing process which I hope will be of interest generally, not just to purchasers of the prints. One question that has already come up is whether I expect the digital negatives to be more durable than traditional in-camera film negatives. The answer is no, but thank goodness they don't have to be! The point is that, once the file is established and tested successfully, the negatives themselves can be cloned endlessly. Any individual negative is expendable. If it gets damaged or begins to fade, just pull a second negative out of its folder and keep on printing.

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