Chapter 6 describes the printing process. The equipment and supplies for printing photographs are discussed. A step-by-step overview of printing procedures is offered. The functioning of different kinds of enlargers is described. The particular characteristics of papers that affect the appearance of the image are covered, as is the importance of test strips and trial prints. Instructions for adjustments in procedures and the selection of papers to correct for problems in the photograph are provided. Methods of correcting minor flaws in the prints, such as dodging and burning, are discussed. The use of toning for both aesthetic and archival purposes is also explained.
After reading this chapter you should be able to: