Getting more contrast on B&W conversion

Started Mar 17, 2004 | Discussions thread
jmccull Junior Member • Posts: 35
Re: Use Darkroom Techniques!

why does photoshop burn my images with 'grey'only???....works well with B&W, but makes color look a bit bad....

Doug Ridgway wrote:

Good darkroom printers don't use actions or channel mixing....they
use dodging and burning — I'll argue that dodging and burning gives
you way more control over your shadow and highlight detail, your
contrast, and gives you the ability to control depth and emphasize
subject matter mo' better than any of the cuve or channel
techniques....they're ok to start with, but I find i get better
results when I use them to generate a very low/middle contrast
image and build the contrast and tonalities with dodge and burn.

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