A&P Dark room photo manipulation techniques.

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  1. Wizard of Poz

    Wizard of Poz New Member

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    I want to take a picture of a tombstone and put my face blended in the stone. Does anyone know how I would go about doing so?

    Also any other techniques I could try?
     
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    I'd be easy to do in photoshop but in the darkroom you'd do it by first exposing the print of the tombstone in the enlarger, dodging out the area where your face will go. Next, remove the negative of the tombstone, insert the negative of your face, resize and refocus the enlarger, reinsert the print paper and dodge, or holdback the area around the tombstone while exposing your face on the original print paper. This would obviously take some trial and error but it could be easily done.
     
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    You could probably do the effect in camera as well. :noes:
     
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    In Camera Multiple exposure, in the wet lab, good luck getting it right.
     
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    or he could expose one negative on a piece of paper and expose another on it and play with it till he got it right
     
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    Yeah, and I think thats what he's asking, but unless you're really good in the darkroom, thats a lot of paper to waste trying to get it right. In camera multiple exposures require some preplanning for exposure values, but can be done faily easily
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    Photoshop. Sooner or later you will have to enter the 21st century.
     
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    ya but if he's in a class that requires working in a traditional darkroom your comment is irrelevant

    I think the best results would come from the method Jcolman said :dunno:
     
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  10. Fucker

    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    I think learning proper darkroom technique is important. However, if you want to make a living as a photographer the traditional darkrooms are irrelevant. If you're paying tuition and they haven't told you the truth, get a refund. Good luck.
     
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    multiple expsire and under expose the tombstone shot by 1-2 stops compared to the exposure for your face.
     
  13. barnold999

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    Do it wet, instead. That would make much more sense, you will get a lot more control over how yo want it to look. Double exposing negatives on paper isnt that difficicult, but you will waste a lot of paper trying to get it right, first work on getting the exposure right on half sheets and then do the full one.
     
  14. Jcolman

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    Your comment doesn't make sense. You say that it's important to learn proper darkroom technique then turn around and say that traditional darkrooms are irrelevant. You can't have it both ways. I feel that while traditional darkrooms are becoming obsolete, learning how to print is still worth teaching in photography schools.
     

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