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    Platinum print edition

    I would like to take a handful of the over 100 fine art aerial landscape images from my book “Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country” (Texas A&M University Press) and do a small edition of platinum prints. Although the book is in color, I have refined black and white versions of the key images, but the files are digital. Is there a process for making a platinum print from a digital file? Would a film or paper internegative need to be made for contact printing?
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    Platinum print edition

    Digital negatives on inkjet transparency film is the easiest and common way to do it. You can have film negatives made as well from someone like Bob Carnie.

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    Re: Platinum print edition

    Erik, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Larsen View Post
    Digital negatives on inkjet transparency film is the easiest and common way to do it. You can have film negatives made as well from someone like Bob Carnie.
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    Re: Platinum print edition

    Quote Originally Posted by hornstenj View Post
    see this person: https://www.bwmastery.com/about/ <<Richard Boutwell

    inkjet mastery for output to alternative & silver contact prints
    +1

    FWIW, I've used just about every method out there for crafting digital negatives from both digital and film originals, and I found Richard's process easy to use and I'm very happy with the results.

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    Re: Platinum print edition

    Hi Paul,
    I made and used a digital negative for this print in this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKFWmLniavE.
    I make them all the time, including for Austin Granger's recent show of 60 prints at LightBox Photographic Gallery.

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    Paul,

    My PtPd prints were recently criticized at a portfolio review for being "inauthentic" because they were made with digital negatives, rather than large format film. I was told to get a 11x14 view camera. In your experience, how prevalent is that view among art critics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan9940 View Post
    +1

    FWIW, I've used just about every method out there for crafting digital negatives from both digital and film originals, and I found Richard's process easy to use and I'm very happy with the results.
    Hi Alan

    How hard of a learning curve was this program, I am thinking of purchasing it from Richard.

    thanks

    Bob

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    Re: Platinum print edition

    Everyone's a critic, but only you know what works for you. Some people prefer an all analog workflow, and I can't argue with that. But for me, a hybrid analog/digital workflow is ideal.

    Quote Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
    Paul,

    My PtPd prints were recently criticized at a portfolio review for being "inauthentic" because they were made with digital negatives, rather than large format film. I was told to get a 11x14 view camera. In your experience, how prevalent is that view among art critics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
    Paul,

    My PtPd prints were recently criticized at a portfolio review for being "inauthentic" because they were made with digital negatives, rather than large format film. I was told to get a 11x14 view camera. In your experience, how prevalent is that view among art critics?
    I think you met someone talking out of their ass.

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    Re: Platinum print edition

    Quote Originally Posted by bob carnie View Post
    I think you met someone talking out of their ass.
    indeed
    Thanks,
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