bleach bypass in supervised transfer
Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:37 AM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:17 AM
I've heard that the bleach bypass look works better when you underexpose the images by 1 or 2 stops - or is that only the case when you're doing the BBP/ENR photochemically?
Yes, it's to compensate for the big increase in density (as if you overexposed) from leaving the silver in the negative that would normally be removed in processing. But one side effect of underexposing to compensate is more graininess, although one could use a slower-speed stock since one needs to rate it faster anyway.
To create the look digitally, you're basically going to increase contrast and decrease color saturation. The problem is recreating the look of the silver grains left in the image, which gives it a rough texture.