Chapter 7Analog Fine Printmaking: Equipment, Materials, and Processes

The Analog Fine Printmaking Process

The analog printing process offers photographers countless ways of thoughtfully interpreting what they have captured on film. It is not a rote process of automatically translating a negative into a print. The negative is a departure point that provides the raw construction information to craft the final vision. Although printing offers a photographer a second chance to correct for technical errors in exposure and processing, serious defects such as poor lighting or unsharp focus cannot be corrected. More importantly, however, printing gives photographers the opportunity to further express themselves by defining their relationship to ...

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