THE WORKBOOK : from negative to print

    This 80 page working manual has been designed as a text to be used in conjunction with the "Negative to Print" workshops taught by MV LABS at various workshop spaces throughout the world. It is now being offered through this site and at MV Labs .com to those who can not attend these workshops but still wish to gain a deeper understanding of the techniques necessary to accomplish exhibition quality silver prints. The Workbook begins with one of the most easy to understand explanations of the Zone System and proceeds through to Fine Printing and print presentation. Cost of the manual is $40. US + shipping. Cost includes 3 months of free online consultation.

For information on shipping and ordering contact:

cornelia@mvlabs.com
 
 

Click on Image above to see sample page.


INTRODUCTION......................................................... 1
 

THE ZONE SYSTEM................................................. 5

     WHY AND HOW IT WORKS                                    6
            A SHORT HAND METHOD                               8
         A FEW WORDS ON METERS                            11
          READING THE NEGATIVE                               12
     ESTABLISHING A PERSONAL ISO / ASA              15
 AVERAGE DENSITY CHART                                    17
THE  NINE BASIC NEGATIVES                                 19
           SUMMARY                                                   20
ZONE  TEST                                                             21

  FILM.............................................................................. 23

     FILM TYPES                 23
 REASONS FOR SELECTING A FILM              24
            FILM  DEVELOPERS                25
            DEVELOPMENT CONTROLS               27
          DEVELOPMENT METHODS               28

      THE PRINT....................................................................33

EQUIPMENT                 34
PAPERS                 40
THE CONTACT SHEET               52
THE TEST STRIP                49
THE WORK PRINT                51
PRINT SURFACE/CONTRAST EXAMPLES         52/3
VISUAL PERCEPTION                56
THE CORRECT PRINT                62
BEYOND THE BASICS                63
    SPLIT GRADE TECHNIQUES                                65
POST DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES              69
    BLEACHING                 71
    TONING                 73
    MAXIMUM BLACK TEST               75
SAFE LIGHT TEST                76
PRINT DATA SHEET                77
PRINT STORAGE AND PRESENTATION             79



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