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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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5 Frames… Around lakes Como and Lugano on expired ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional (120 Format / EI 1000 / Hasselblad 500 C/M + Hasselblad Distagon C T* 50mm f/4)

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 […]

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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 […]

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An accidental Rolleiflex TLR: A new experience with the Rolleiflex Automat 6×6 Model RF 111A

I had used film from the late 1950s right up to the digital revolution when I was seduced by what the new cameras could do. As DSLR cameras improved (I now have a Nikon D850) there were few practical reasons for working with the older technology. But what does practicality have to do with anything? […]

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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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Photography: Household Abstractions #01 – 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 HP5 PLUS developed in Caffenol-C (35mm Format / EI 400 / Voigtlander Bessa R2 + Leica Summicron 50mm)

Paddy is a science teacher at the school where I work and a friend I’ve known for years. He likes: Star WarsCoffeeAstrophysicsAmerican Football I’m an English teacher. I like: Star WarsTeaPhotographyPoetry Besides Star Wars, the friendship is mostly based on us both being decent blokes. But recently, we found a new area where, in the […]

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5 Frames… From my first roll of ILFORD HP5 PLUS on an old Nikon F-401 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5)

My first adventure with ILFORD HP5 PLUS ISO 400 black and white film was exactly what I hoped for — this film is great. I’m relatively new (less than 6 months) to analogue photography, or indeed any photography, and this film is known as one of the best all-rounders with good reason. I shot this […]