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I made this paper negative yesterday, it is very high contrast because it will be used to make a salt print.

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 Ned
Ned club
Thanks Jacki! The salt print is out in my backyard right now trying to get exposed on this dark and cloudy day...
6 years ago.
 Graham Hughes
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good info....more contrast for salt.......do you protect the silver gelatin emulsion from the salt paper etc when exposing?
6 years ago.
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Graham, yes, this has had my attention for the past several months, I've been making lots of salt prints, all from paper negatives. ( I really should post more of them.... but I hate scanning! ) What is really nice is that the natural huge contrast in a paper negative is just about perfect for a salt print.... this one would be very difficult make a contact print on normal photopaper, but it's just right for a salt print.

I always let the salted paper dry for at least 3 hours before making the print, and so far I have had no trouble with the silver nitrate getting on the gelatin. I rinse the paper negatives after every print, but I don't know if it is necessary.
6 years ago.

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