* In-depth, clear guidelines for assessing and salvaging seemingly hopeless negatives and prints. * Tips on choosing papers, developers, and toners for a particular effect. * Thorough coverage of archival processes, matting and framing* Unique discussions on enlarger alignment and proper exposure. This book provides the reader with practical techniques and procedures that will give him or her mastery over the medium of black and white photography. The reader will learn how to properly expose the print, change contrast for shadows, and create specialized developer formulas. The book also contains many exercises designed to calibrate these procedures in the darkroom and with whichever materials the reader chooses.