A very effective method used by some photographers for holding back the shadows in printing from a negative that is not technically perfect, is as follows:

Work up a small chunk of putty until it is soft, and roll into a ball, using this to lightly tap the glass side of the negative where the shadows are too thin. The grease left on the glass will reduce the amount of light passing through the parts of the negative so treated and it may be removed very quickly with an ordinary cloth.

Where this treatment is not sufficient, a small amount of yellow or red dry color may be worked in with the putty, and a greater amount of light will be retarded.

If a large bromide print is to be framed, have the print slightly larger than the rabbet measure of the frame. When print is thoroughly dry, go over the back with a sponge that is slightly damp. This will make the paper limp, but should not moisten the face of the print. Cut a piece of pulp board, exact size for backing. Lay the print on the frame and the pulp board on the print and press the two into the frame together. Fasten with brads in the usual way, allowing them to go through the edges of the projecting paper. Allow to dry thoroughly before covering the back and the print will stretch tight without wrinkles.

This method is used by many framers in preference to mounting prints.

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There is life - action - and a subtle play to your expression. These pleasing characteristics are caught by our fast lenses and reproduced in our portraits.

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February. Bulletin: The Eastman School Of Professional Photography For 1913

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From An Etching Black Platinum Print By Matzene Los Angeles, cal.

From An Etching Black Platinum Print By Matzene Los Angeles, cal.