Richard Avedon's notes to his printer. (I've seen this before but I'm glad to see it again so I can pin it and send it to people who say digital is not as “pure” as film. No, the exact steps are not the same but the process is similar. Post-processing has always, and will always, be part of professional photography. A little or a lot depends on the photographer and the vision.)

Richard Avedon’s instructions to his printer for an image taken of coal miner Lyal Burr, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Koosharem, Utah, May Some notes from Laura Wilson’s book

Black and white enlarger.

Black and white enlarger. *This is how we "Photoshopped" back in the day, we called it skills. (manipulation of a photo)

Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing | the literate lens - Interesting article about the art of printing: http://theliteratelens.com/2012/02/17/magnum-and-the-dying-art-of-darkroom-printing/

mpdrolet: “ James Dean, NYC, 1955 —printing annotations by Pablo Inirio *final image here Dennis Stock ” Can someone make a Lightroom version?

Multigrade filters.  5    for high contrast (for very few greys tones).   1    for low contrast (for an increased range of grey tones)

5 for high contrast (for very few greys tones). 1 for low contrast (for an increased range of grey tones)

Diagram of a black and white enlarger. Set the size, focus and position of the image with the main lights on before getting out the photographic paper. Turn off the main light, and carry out the exposure with the safe light on.

Diagram of a black and white enlarger. Set the size, focus and position of the image with the main lights on before getting out the photographic paper. Turn off the main light, and carry out the exposure with the safe light on.

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