Photo 2 Learns Split Filter Printing

This week, we learned about split filter printing.  This darkroom technique is helpful for printing negatives, especially underexposed ones by controlling shadows, midtones and highlights with 3 different filters – filter 0 for the highlights, filter 2 for midtones and filter 5 for shadows and blacks.

ICP Faculty Jaime Schlesinger teaches students about split filter printing in the HSFI darkroom. Credit:  Mara Catalan

ICP Faculty Jaime Schlesinger teaches students about split filter printing in the HSFI darkroom. Credit: Mara Catalan

HSFI Student Leslie focuses her enlargement.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

HSFI Student Leslie focuses her negative with the grain focuser in the HSFI darkroom. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

 

 

Student Leslie works with test strips during our split filter printing exercise.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

Student Leslie works with test strips during our split filter printing exercise. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

We continued processing film, making contact sheets and prints in the darkroom during the rest of our class time.

 

 

HSFI Students Alice and Sanji processing their rolls of film from their personal vision shoots.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

HSFI Students Alice and Sanji processing their rolls of film from their personal vision shoots. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

ICP Teaching Assistant Betzy Velasco helps student Karielis with her contact sheet.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

ICP Teaching Assistant Betzy Velasco helps student Karielis with her contact sheet. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

ICP Teaching Assistant Mara Catalan helps student Oscar with his contact sheet.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

ICP Teaching Assistant Mara Catalan helps student Oscar with his contact sheet. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

 

 

Student Amari processes her Personal Vision shoot.  Credit:  jaime Schlesinger

Student Amari processes her Personal Vision shoot. Credit: jaime Schlesinger

Student Alice squeegees her film before putting it in the dryer.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

Student Alice squeegees her film before putting it in the dryer. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

Leslie's final print using the split filter technique to burn in the highlights, create richer black tones and control midtones with dodging.  Credit:  Jaime Schlesinger

Leslie’s final print using the split filter technique to burn in the highlights, create richer black tones and control midtones with dodging. Credit: Jaime Schlesinger

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