In this session I tried to practice my multigrade printing skills and get some “lighter / whiter” photographs. This part of the year sun is so low in Finland that during daytime dark prints look really dark.

Film: Ilford HP5+ pushed to 1600, developed in Fomadon LQN 22 minutes 22 seconds.

Paper: ILFORD Multigrade IV 25M – Semi-Matte (RC) – 18×24

Currently I’m using the built in filters in my enlarger at their full effect (yellow / magenta). I really don’t know the actual values in the multigrade-area.

Exposure: Yellow 35 seconds, Magenta 25 seconds


Exposure: Yellow 16 seconds, Magenta 18 seconds

Here is scanned version of the first print: