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#FP4Party April 2021 winner announcement

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 […]

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The best of #FP4Party April 2021

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 […]

Posted in35mm format

Photography: Coiled #04 – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

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. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse

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5 Frames… From my wedding day, just before I got married (ILFORD FP4 PLUS / 35mm Format / EI 125 / Canon 3000N + Canon 35-80mm f/4-5.6)

The year 2020 started with a lot of expectations, after all, we had been waiting for 7 years and finally, at the end of the year, our wedding would happen. The year started with a lot of preparations for the ceremony, reception party, and photographic ideas. As a photography enthusiast, I wanted to do something […]

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5 Frames… Of ILFORD FP4 PLUS in my first roll in my new Zenza Bronica SQ-B (120 Format / EI 125 / Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8)

I’ve been into photography since I was a student at university, it was during the time DSLRs started to become reasonably affordable and were all the rage. Long story short, I bought one and took a bunch of photos over the next few years, but there was always something missing. I got tired of the […]

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5 Frames of the Historic Dyfi furnace on medium format ILFORD FP4 PLUS (120 Format / EI 125 / Pentax 645 + Pentax 45mm f/2.8 A)

Recent events had given me more than enough time to go over earlier work and start thinking about what I wanted from my photography going forward. One of these was to re-kindle my love of film photography, something I had not done in nearly 10 years. The other was making the jump to medium format […]

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5 Frames… Of trichromes with ILFORD FP4 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 125 / Canon EOS 1n + Canon EF 24mm f/2.8)

When my local Max Spielmann closed for lockdown, I lost my go-to for colour film processing. I couldn’t face going cold turkey, and haven’t got the sous-vide needed for colour processing at home. I can process black and white film though. So I started making trichromes. A trichome is a colour photograph made from three […]

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5 Frames… Of Prague on ILFORD FP4 PLUS with my new Nikkormat FT2 (EI 125 / 35mm Format)

The Czech Republic has not escaped pandemic-related restrictions, with the country entering a state of emergency and national lockdown fairly early in the crisis. Outings for daily exercise were permitted, and while Prague’s parks were busy, the city centre – usually thronged with tourists – was all but deserted for several weekends. ILFORD FP4 PLUS […]

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EMULSIVE Interview #221: I am Gaetan Cormier Interview and this is why I shoot film

Stormchaser, landscape photographer and portraiture, today’s interviewee has a long and varied photographic history. Please give a warm welcome to Montrealean (-er? -an?), Gaetan Cormier! Over to you, Gaetan. Hi Gaetan, what’s this picture, then? Farm and Trees – Bronica SQ-A with 80mm lens, ILFORD FP4 PLUS GC: I learned about these cute farm buildings […]

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5 Frames… Of socially distanced life on ILFORD FP4 PLUS (EI 125 / 120 format / Weltaflex TLR)

These images were shot on a 1950s Weltaflex TLR with its 75mm f/3.5 Ludwig Meritar lens, using ILFORD’s FP4 PLUS at box speed (EI 125). I developed the negatives in Kodak’s HC-110, dilution B. As I don’t own a medium format-friendly scanner, I digitised the negatives using a digital camera and extension tubes. The photographs […]