Hi everyone. Been getting to grips with processing HP5+ shot at box speed and it's all ok but it looks pretty flat and lifeless. I'm used to punchier, more contrasty images for street photography. Do you recommend push processing or is it better to have more 'standard' negatives to begin with and just use variable contrast paper and filters at darkroom stage (and curves/levels adjustments for scans in the meantime.) Just how much contrast can be added in the darkroom using these methods and do these linked images give a realistic indication? Printing with variable-grade paper - darkoom guide I won't have access to darkoom printing for quite some time but it is something I'm hoping to get into in the future and I would hate to run into unnecessary problems further down the line.... Thanks in advance!