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  1. #1

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    Stand or sit

    Hi,

    Does it matter whether one stands or sits before his enlarger making prints? See ms like standing is more the usual way. Does it affect one's printing quality? D oes anyone know of any studies being done on this subject?

    Many Thanks,

    Aaron

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    Stand or sit

    :-)

    Aaron, Is this a serious question?? :-)

    :-)

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    Stand or sit

    I've rigged up a swing, so both my hands and feet are free for dodging and burning. Also, laying in a hammock greatly reduces wash times.

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    Stand in front of the enlarger.....or.....sit in front of the computer; Hmmmm...maybe that's why digital is winning the war.

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    Stand or sit

    Aaron just has a HARD time making decisions. New generation, you know, you know, you know.
    Alec

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    Stand or sit

    When using an 8x10 Elwood most people kneel in front of it. As far as print quality vs. position sounds like a great MFA thesis.

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    Stand or sit

    Yes there are studies (of similar situations, I don't know of any on the enlarger). Until fatigue sets in, standing is more efficient, thus presumably you also get better prints. A good compromise is a using a tall stool to rest your bumm between prints.

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    Stand or sit

    I have a swivel stool, like dentists use. Like it a lot. You can get cheap, reasonable quality "models" at Costco for about $40. -jeff buckels

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    Stand or sit

    Aaron, I kneel before the Elwood. It sort of makes darkroom work more spiritual. Hmmm, maybe I'll play a recording of Gregorian Chants next time I fire up the old 8x10 just for inspiration...........Cheers! -----John
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

  10. #10

    Stand or sit

    Stand to compose, Sit to expose. A good habit to keep you from dancing into the enlarger during dodging & burning.

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