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Tuesday
Jul202010

Baryta

Baryta or barium sulfate (BaSO4) has been traditionally used as a brightener or whitening agent in silver halide photography papers. More recently the term has developed a new meaning thanks in part to marketing efforts of inkjet paper manufacturers. The term is now synonymous with the style of papers which traditionally used Baryta and in general. The newer inkjet papers may or may not utilize Baryta as a whitening agent and care should be used to verify its use. The whiteners longevity in digital papers has not been widely tested as of yet.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Dodging

Dodging a print is a process which gained its named from the traditional wet-process of printing. By blocking or hiding an area of the print from the light, the darker areas would receive less exposure and be lighter than had the area been left alone. During initial exposure of a print photographers will block portions of the print that need less exposure. The same process is now replicated in most image editing software like Adobe Photoshop.