"the objectives of this assignment are to promote deep consideration of a technical issue, or subject matter or idea, then to make an intensive foray into the heart of the thing."
Here is my Proposal
For the presentation and critique, the students hanged their printed conclusion with the photo-prints. I presented my conclusion too:
I took some shots, and prepared them for exposure:
- optimized them in ACR
- made them greyscale
- made them "negatives" (in Tone Curve > Point : blacks up, whites down)
- opened in Photoshop
- flipped horizontally
- using the calculus above I reduced the size and resolution (in order to have pixel-image per pixel-LCD)
- added a new layer (black) under the image
- changed the canvas size to equal the LCD native resolution (the image will be displayed in full screen mode--F11--for exposure)
The paper (Ilford multigrade RC) was exposed face down in contact with the LCD (laptop opened at a right angle, positioned on the table having LCD horizontally face up), using 3 guides (a squared U shape) 1cm width cut from another sheet of photo paper and fixed on the glass with Scotch tape. The image was displayed with Windows Photo Viewer in full screen mode.
The steps in the dark:
- display image
- LCD off (unplugged from motherboard)
- get a sheet of paper from the pack and put it in contact on the LCD
- exposing (plug in, plug out LCD in the motherboard)
- get the paper for developing
The shots of the four images presented for the final critique. A lot of tonal shadows under the bridge, given the maximum LCD (glossy) potential. The "noisy" reflections that appear on the left or right edges of the photo paper are good for comparing digital and analog sharpness.