From Pixels to Platinum Print (A Visual Representation)
August 13, 2013
Following on from the previous post, I have always wanted to show in one picture a visual representation of the process of turning a digital image file into an actual platinum print. Below is a simplified illustration in 3 steps using the Piezography 2 Digital Negative System. (Click image for higher resolution version)
1-Shows the Original Digital File
2-Shows the Original Digital File with Platinum Correction Curve
3-Shows the Flatbed Scan of the Platinum Print
Calibrating a digital negative system to be completely linear can be time consuming and the correction curve applied is different for each paper one uses, as is getting from steps 2 to 3 considerable more complex than one image can represent and involves printing the digitally corrected image onto transparency film, then hand coating, exposing and developing the platinum print in the darkroom, then scanning the print and making any changes neccassary to the original file, however I will illustrate these techniques in upcoming posts.