Here’s some sample images taken with the Harman Direct Positive paper using my Linhof 13×18 Technika III camera and either the 210mm or 360mm lenses (both Schneider). All of the images were lit with a profoto strobe flash with a shutter drag of 1 second or longer. This resulted in some softness of the images. I rated the paper at ISO 2 and did not use a preflash or post flash on the paper. I think the yellowish safety light over the developing tray did reduce the contrast some however.
7 responses to Portraits taken with Harman Direct Positive paper and Linhof Technika 5×7 camera
The first two are my favorites! They look great. My guess is you are correct that the yellow safety light reduced the contrast during development, which I really like! I have worked with this paper both ways — preflashed and straight out of the box. Without the preflash, it is too contrasty for my taste. My preflash was done under an enlarger, you’ve inspired me to skip the preflash and develop under yellow light in lieu of red. Cheers.
Excuse me. I have a question to you.
Is yellowish safelight a yellow safelight? Or is it orange safelight?
Thank you for the nice picture and info.
In this case with the direct positive the safelight was yellow, not orange. I don’t know the exact reference number unfortunately.
Thank you for the information.
I want to ask one more question. Did you hang the safelight on the ceiling?
Yes, it was hanging from the ceiling above the print developing tray
Thank you again for your kind reply.
This is fabulous! I tend to enjoy a high key image, but was having trouble getting anything but with the Harman paper. I will give the yellow safelight a try!!