Wood Dickinson

I was able to get back into the darkroom this weekend and continue my experiments with the platinum/palladium printing process. I’m finding that I am getting a very good feel for contrast and exposure. The negatives are about 5×7 and printed on my Epson R2400 after a work over in Photoshop. Currently I’m using a pure palladium emulsion. This photograph was taken with a Leica M8 set at ISO 1250. Shutter speed was 1/30th of a second. The location is the New York City public library.

The digital negative has to be printed as a negative so I use Photoshop to adjust the curves and contrast then invert the image into a negative. I use information from the Reeder and Hinkel book, Digital Negatives. This book is very helpful.