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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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9. In the Darkroom

The Pros and Cons of Image Processing

Do we really need to process our digital images? To shoot with an analog camera, you have to select a film that suits the project at hand: either black-and-white or color (negative or slide). You can also choose between various brands and different film sensitivities. At the development stage, you can influence the look of black-and-white negatives by altering the strength and temperature of the developer fluid or the duration of the process. Slide film can also be developed with negative developer using a technique called cross-processing. And after you have developed your film, the enlargement and printing process offers you choices of hard or soft paper with a plastic or Baryta substrate. ...

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