a. Leave the negative on the printing glass and open the access door.
b. Slide the diffusion glass forward and place small pieces of torn
tissue or similar paper on the diffusion glass so that their shadows are
cast on the thinner or overexposed portions of the negative. Be sure that
no unexposed paper is open in the darkroom.
c. Press the MOMENTARY switch to turn on the printing lamps and observe
the shadows of the dodging paper. Adjust the position of the dodging paper
to fit portions of the negatives as required.
d. To control the diffusion of the shadow, raise or lower the diffusion
glass as necessary.
The diffusion glass rests on one of three sets of
channels. When the glass is on the top set of channels, it gives minimum
diffusion of light.
e. After completing the dodging, close the access door and continue
printing from the negative as if it were properly exposed. Dodging requires
Exposure time also requires experience.
Make test prints to
acquire this experience before printing important negatives.
When making a contact print, the EMULSION side of both paper and film
(negative) must be facing which way?
Paper down, film up.
Film down, paper up.
In order to very the diffusion of the shadow during dodging, you must