A Light Proof Box / Pinhole Photography (Part 4)
Welcome to part four of my pinhole series. In part three, I had posted a demonstration on metering an object along with the resulting images.
I decided to address the subject of “paper negatives” for this part of the series and want to thank Peter for his curiosity in reference to that. If you have been following this series so far or are just chiming in, I wanted to take this time to go a little deeper into that.
Just as with a roll of film after it is processed all the images are displayed in reverse, hence the word “negative”:
The same result applies when exposing darkroom printing paper as film giving you a “paper negative” :
I also had received a post reply from a good friend of mine Robert . Here is what he wrote:
“You can also take the paper negative and lay it face down to another printing paper under safelight, expose the back of the “negative” and it will create a positive on the new paper”.
Although I have heard of this technique, I have never thought to try it. Thank you Robert for the insight!
For my next post, I will give go through the steps of this technique.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Still to follow: A Light Proof Box/Pinhole Photography (Part 5)