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
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
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
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
Student Amari processes her Personal Vision shoot. 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