Post Exposure: Advanced Techniques For The Photographic Printer

Post Exposure: Advanced Techniques For The Photographic Printer
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This book is not a primer on photographic printing. I’m not going to tell you how to develop a roll of film or process a print, and I assume you have a working knowledge of photography. Its purpose is to teach photographers the refinements of photographic printmaking, to take them from making those merely competent prints to making excellent ones.

This book brings together disparate fields of knowledge, distilled from my three decades of learning and experience in color and B&W photographic printing. In learning about both a human’s and a film’s perception of the world, you’ll pick up some informational tidbits about color theory, the nature of the human visual system, information and measurement theory, neurophysiology, and other arcane topics. Still, most of this book is about tools, techniques, and darkroom procedures; I intend this to be a practical book, not one of difficult-to-apply theory. Even novice printers can learn from this book.