When I wrote The Platinum Printing Workshop I originally planned to include a chapter on digital negatives. Unfortunately when writing the text, it became so long and technically complex that I decided to cut it.
That abortive exercise made me realise that if I was going to write about digital negatives in a friendly and accessible way, then I would first have to design a calibration system that is absurdly simple. In the year that has passed since publishing The Platinum Printing Workshop I have worked on this problem until I believe I have achieved this goal.
In my new book, The Digital Negative Workshop, I describe a straightforward system for calibrating digital negatives using QuadToneRIP (QTR). This system needs as little as two test prints to complete calibration, but produces digital negatives that are good enough for making fine prints. Best of all, it is not so fiddly that you will spend your photographic life in Photoshop rather than your darkroom.
The Digital Negative Workshop is available now. For more information and to purchase a copy, please visit my website: