For this shoot, I chose to use the Nikon F2AS mated with my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 and a roll of Kentmere Pan 100 black and white film. My location was the town of Ampang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia which is adjacent to the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. All five frames were shot on the same […]
Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. I find this uncomfortable – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format). Black and white […]
I have been using ILFORD HP5 PLUS in ILFOSOL 3 since forever. In fact, my first camera was my father’s Nikon F2 Photomic, which I still own and use. I started taking pictures under his guidance in 1976, when I was still in
The Pentacon looks just like a standard 35mm SLR, although it is a little taller, a little wider and a little deeper. It is also heavier although does not feel particularly unwieldy in use.
When I set out to explore the world of film photography I was immediately infatuated with the process. The mechanical clicks as the film advanced in the camera.
Shot on Kosmo Foto Agent Shadow at EI 400 + #15 yellow filterBlack and white negative film in 35mm FormatLeica M2 and 7Artisans 75mm f/1.25 Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+29, 20°C/68°F, 11:00 (N)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse
When you think about rolling car photography — the art of taking photos of moving vehicles, not just moving cars — while moving, using large format film probably won’t spring to mind as your first choice. Hell, 35mm film probably won’t either, let alone a ponderous format, exposed one sheet at a time into a box weighing 10lbs/4.5kg (without lens).
I love my Yashica Mat-124G not only because it was my first medium format camera but because there is something special in the photos that it produces. Despite the square format and the short learning curve the TLR requires, it is my favorite medium format camera. Paired with ILFORD DELTA 100 Professional, one of my […]
Shot on ILFORD SFX 200 at EI 200Black and white negative film in 35mm formatLeica M6 TTL 0.85 + Canon Serenar 50mm f/1.5 Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 09:00 (N)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse. Triple threat – Shot on ILFORD SFX 200 at EI 200Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Leica […]
Shot on ILFORD SFX 200 with #25 red filter at EI 12Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6x6Hasselblad 2000FCW + Hasselblad Planar F 80mm f/2.8 Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 09:00 (N)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse.
I had the opportunity to participate in an organized trip to a place called the Trolley Graveyard in Windber, Pennsylvania in December of 2020. As this was almost a year into the pandemic, I jumped at the idea of going anywhere at all. It was outside and everyone would be masked and distanced and so […]
This just in: official confirmation from Harman technology Limited, owners of ILFORD Photo and producers of ILFORD FP4 PLUS, HP5 PLUS, Delta family, and other black and white films, papers and chemistry, that 2021’s price adjustments are coming into effect. The adjustments are effective immediately and depending on where you are in the world, you may […]
My first roll of film was an exciting one. I had an old 1990s Canon film camera, the Elan II, for years and I had done absolutely nothing with it. I found myself bored with digital photography. It had become uninspiring to me, however, I still wanted to practice my photography. So I had to […]
Shot on ILFORD HP5 PLUS at EI 800.Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×9.Push processed one stop.Fuji GW690III + EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5. Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 07:30 (N+1)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse
Welcome to the community-picked winner and runners-up of April 2021’s FP4Party. Nearly 700 individual entries and 900+ photos posted over April 19th – 25th were whittled down to just 28 in the shortlist announcement. Of those, three were selected by you, the film photography community for third, second and first place. It was a close […]
In October 2019, I traveled to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, which is the southernmost city of Argentina. These pictures were made on the last day of my trip, during a boat tour through the Beagle channel and a walk on the Bridges Island. It was cloudy that morning and the sky didn`t seem to open […]
When you rummage inside your old camera bag and find an unexposed roll of ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional, the urge to try to expose and develop it despite the fact that the expiration date says something like ’12 years before today’, well it comes to you, and how. …and if in the cellar you also […]
The lockdown has been a big lesson for me, in that I have come to appreciate the little things in life. Photography is my hobby (some would say obsession) and it takes me to another world, away from the normal every day. I enjoy the gear, the chemicals, and more recently, darkroom printing. I am […]
When the #FP4Party team assembled in Feb 2021, it was the first time we’d spoken as a group since May 20th, 2020. I didn’t think about that until we landed on the date for Day 1 of “post week”, the date when the party would be kicking off for real: April 19th 2021. We had […]
Over the last few months, I have fallen in love with old medium format cameras, so I took three old medium format cameras with me for this trip. Among them was a 6x9cm Agfa Billy I 6.3 with an Agnar f/6.3 / 105mm, model 1950. I loaded the Billy with an ILFORD HP5 PLUS. The […]