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The simple answer is to reduce the exposure, but the reality may not be that simple. You didn't say what paper or developer you are using. What bothers me most about the simple answer is that it appears you are using positive paper, and the rules for positive paper are rather different. Keep in mind that positive paper will be all black after developing ...


Short Answer: Reduce the exposure time. Long Answer: The process you're dealing with one where that light from your subject strikes the paper and causes a reaction in the emulsion on the paper, then the developer reacts with the emulsion in the paper to turn it black. How long that process takes is a function of three things: Exposure. More light ...


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Apart from being blurry and noisy, this image also has a high contrast. Its contrast curve is steep enough that its contrast was probably boosted later, for example in Photoshop. To achieve this effect in photoshop, duplicate the current layer and set the top layer's blend mode to "Soft light". You can repeat this multiple times for even greater effect or ...


Looking at the picture: It has typical heavy digital noise. It has a slow shutter speed. Nothing is really sharp. No flash has been used, the light comes from the original scene. A very basic camera like a phone or compact would be able to do it with maybe the risk that they focus the picture correctly and end up too sharp. You may also lack iso control ...


Xtol is less stable and is liable to fail without giving notice. Other than that, it's got an excellent reputation. Kodak provides this comparison between its developers: The main difference between D-76 and Xtol when you develop at rated speed is the fineness of the grain. The other metrics (shadows detail and sharpness) are very much in line. Of ...


I bought a used Minolta with UV filters on both lenses. One day while shooting, I took it off half way into a roll of 200 speed film. The shots were super sketchy after that, so if you are shooting outside in bright sun with film, I would recommend it. But, that's just what I think — could be different with different film and different cameras.

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