Originally Posted by xxrabid93
Too bad that you have to print 5x7. 8x10 doesn't seem like that big of a size up, but it actually makes a big difference.
Good pick on getting pearl though for the paper. I forgot to mention that. I try to use pearl pretty much all the time. Perfect balance between matte and glossy IMO.
Class should be fun though, especially if it is anything like my photo classes were in high school.
I think it's primarily a space issue. He has four sections totaling about 50 students, so I imagine that if he had to store several hundred dry-mounted 8x10 photos for a decent chunk of time it would be a nightmare for storage space. Although I imagine it's still an issue with 5x7. Plus, he probably figures it saves money in the event we screw a couple of prints up.
Originally Posted by foothead
Weird that you have to use Kodak and Ilford films. Fuji Neopan is the best general-purpose B&W film out there imo. It's stupid cheap too. $2.69/roll at Adorama.
He says we can experiment with other films if we choose. He says some students have used Neopan and Arista.Edu (rebranded Fomapan), but he's not seen anyone use Agfa or Efke or any of the other less-common films. If we take B&W II, that's when we really start experimenting.