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The Negative - Exposure and Development

Fred Picker's Photographic Technique I/IV

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This series of films, provided by Calumet USA, is a real treasure. They feature Fred Picker, a very famous printer from the United States. Drawing on his many years of experience in photographic technique, he developed some products that are well known under the name of ZONE VI. He has also shared his knowledge in numerous photography workshops.

In this series of instructional videos, Fred gives us a glimpse into his photographic technique. Fred believed the creative side of photography is enhanced by mastering the technical aspects. Excellent results in the printing process depend on the quality of the negative.

In the introductory video, Fred shows us how to create an ideal negative. He has developed three personal tests to determine equipment specifications. To get these results, it is necessary to keep the photographic equipment simple and consistent.