You take a strip of developed film (negatives), place it on (in "contact" with) a sheet of photo paper, place a sheet of glass on top, and expose it to light. Develop the photo paper, and you have negative-sized images of your film.<br><br>
Contact sheets allow you to preview the entire roll without making enlargements of every frame. You can look over your contacts with the help of a lupe or magnifying glass, mark the frames you want, and make only those enlargements.<br><br>Not really necessary or practical for your personal snapshots, but professional photogs find it a helpful step when editing many rolls of film.<br><br>
Oh! My sis got her portfolio (modelling) done by a Pro photographer and had many sheets of thumbnails with her. Didn't know they were called contact sheets. Cool. Thanks guys.<br><br>I knew one of the Photoshop geeks here would know something about my question. I don't know much about Photography or Photoshop. Doodler/dreamer/Illustrator myself. :)<br><br>BTW, what's a lupe? And how does one mark frames?<br><br>No scanner here or I would have scanned her pics. She looks great in them.<br><br>--<br>I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
Heh-heh. Ironically, contact sheets have been around since looong befor Photoshop. You mark them with a grease pencil (usually red) or a Sharpie or any other kind of marking pen. You make note of the frame no. on the contact sheet, find that frame on the negative strip and pop it in the enlarger. BTW, a lupe is a small magnifying lense — often looks like an upside-down shot glass.<br><br>
Yeah, old time photographers got all kinds of effects without Photoshop then. Some still follow them for the purity aspect or for kicks.<br><br>Sherlock Holmes holds a regular sized magnifying glass. Is Lupe a smaller size of that? Or is it the kind the diamond merchants use?<br><br>I should probably take a short photography class. I saw some flyers for 2 week, 2-3 hours per day classes recently. What do you think?<br><br>--<br>I am Dyslexic of Borg. Fusistance is retile. Your a$$ will be laminated.
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