Using TLR Filters

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  1. vandecarr

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    Hi,
    I need some feedback on these two examples.

    They were both converted to very soft black and white images then I gently used a .15 red and .15 yellow TLR Filter on them.

    the second one is an attempt to make it look aged.

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    Thanks,
    Mike
     
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    What's a TLR filter?
     
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    they are filters that film photographers use in the developing process
     
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    My guess with a little help for Google is that “TLR Filters” is The Light’s Right Studio a Photoshop add-on filters package. And not a type of camera.
     
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    I was a film photographer for more than 35 years, and I'm a bit familiar with the developing process. What's a TLR filter?

    Pete
     
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    I just did the Google thing.... seems they're filters for a twin lens.
     
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    Never heard of them. Filters aren't used in film developing, only during film exposure or printing.

    When printing on variable contrast BW paper adding yellow would reduce contrast. When printing on any BW paper adding red would only increase the print exposure time, since BW papers aren't designed to be sensitive to red light (it's the color of safe lights).

    Is it supposed to simulate using a red and yellow filter on the end of the lens when the exposure is made?

    TLR usually stands for twin lens reflex that's why I was curious.

    EDIT: I went to The Light is Right website. They simulate colored filters for BW film (used during the exposure), or monochrome channel mixing.
     

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