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Which method would you recomend for spotting?

  1. industry way...(by hand with ink and brush)

    62.5%
  2. Spotting pens

    12.5%
  3. the heck with spotting!

    25.0%
  1. Stannie

    Stannie TPF Noob!

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    What do-yeah think? :wink:

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  2. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    Man, spotting is defintly a craft that takes mastering. I had a teacher make us do it for a class (man i'm so glad he did). I think that was the most difficult part of the process. he didin't even grade on how well we did, just an attempt. I voting for ink and brush, but if it were an option i would've gone dusting the negative to get all the dust off beforehand.
     
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    MrG TPF Noob!

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    I dunno but I adore the picture.

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  4. Stannie

    Stannie TPF Noob!

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    you dust once the negs are dry right? but by then, wouldn't they already be stuck to the film and impossible to remove?
     
  5. photong

    photong Typo Queen

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    LUCKY! You didn't get graded! Dude, we didn't get graded on the actual spotting, but if we make a mistake and it looks bad, we got docked (sp? it doesnt look right) marks. I never got the hang of it and gave up. Either way I was losing grades. I just tried to print w/o dust as much as possible. I was had a process where I would hold the paper a certain way, dust it before and after printing it and before putting it to process o_O...I dusted the negatives ALL the time, and would print quickly before any dust settled on it...I mainly just worried about scratches. The BW enlargers were pretty bad with dust.

    That was just BW. I didn't even bother trying to spot colour!!
     
  6. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    If you've got stuff stuck on the negs, you can rewash. But no need to try and dry them someplace dust free so that won't happen. Then of course you will try to get all the new dust off when enlarging.

    I vote for spot pens. They are awesome, I love them.
     
  7. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I spotted prints at a pro lab for several years; graded smaded, I've been hollared at by customers and lab techs for sloppy spotting :wink:

    I prefer a brush and Spotone to markers/pens. It just seems easier for me to build up the tones with brush, inks, and water.

    I do pretty well with 35mm enlargements. Trying to apply seamless spotting to MF or LF prints takes a whole lot of patience.

    The clone-stamp in PS is wonderful for digital work.
     

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