Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

  1. #11
    Vaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Humboldt County, CA
    Posts
    6,616

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    A couple of times I have used a Sharpie on the glass of the contact printing frame partway thru an exposure...does a Sharpie count as a dodging tool?
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

  2. #12
    lab black
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    104

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    I have an eight piece dodging wand set made by Reinhold Schable that are a pleasure to use.
    "We work in the dark, we do what we can, we give what we have."
    Henry James

  3. #13
    Randy Moe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    9,618

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    Maybe thatís a mask

    Semantics

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    A couple of times I have used a Sharpie on the glass of the contact printing frame partway thru an exposure...does a Sharpie count as a dodging tool?

  4. #14
    Jac@stafford.net's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Winona, Minnesota
    Posts
    4,735

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    Not dodging, but burning - a high quality 5x5" military glass pressure plate painted with automotive red (tail light) dye and a 1" hole drilled through the center.

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Collinsville, CT USA
    Posts
    865

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    Back in the 1980s, I was employed as a professional printer. Test strips were very rarely made to save time. When one prints 5 days a week for 2/3s of the workday, one gets very good at guessing the exposure times and which contrast filter to use. Burning in was always done by using both hands. For dodging, did have a piece of stiff wire with a bent wire clip at the end and a box of probably a dozen shapes cut out of black board. But in the end, very, I mean very, very, really rarely ever dodged but would extensively burn in the other areas of the print... again this was done to save time. Still do the same today. Also did have an 8x10 black card that I would rotate around the projected image with the center of the rotation overlapping and thus receiving less exposure... hard to explain but worked great for portraits.

  6. #16
    Dave Karp
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    2,932

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    I have a piece of wire hanger that I cut with a wire cutter. I tape different shapes on it, depending on need. I keep all of the shapes, but don't really use most of them, unless I am reprinting something I printed in the past.

    I like the idea of a button with thread. I am going to have to try that one.

  7. #17
    Mark Sawyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Stuck inside of Tucson with the Memphis blues again...
    Posts
    5,299

    Re: Do you have an old favorite dodging tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Woodbury View Post
    This is a light-hearted question. I have a couple of dodging tools that I've had for 30 years. Use these regularly. Is this a personal problem or do you have a fave dodger?

    (Pencil is for size only.)

    Attachment 178633
    Excuse me, but shouldn't you have made a photogram?
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

Similar Threads

  1. Dye dodging with Dr. Ph Martin's etc. anybody?
    By Hans Berkhout in forum Darkroom: Film, Processing & Printing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21-Apr-2007, 14:58

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •