Fomapan 100 shot at ISO 50

I’m still not shooting much film lately, meh, not even shooting with my digital camera, thanks to the lovely C***D19.

But that roll of Fomapan 100 was waiting in my fridge for nearly a year and one beautiful weekend I managed to take some pictures, but I set the speed to ISO 50 – after reading online that this is closer to its real sensitivity.

One more reason to do it was that I wanted to try our new developer – Kodak HC110 (we were using TMax before).

I must say I am very happy with the places I visited and the shots I took on this film. I was using my Canon EOS 5 (aka A2) and a 16-35mm Canon lens with polarizer.

I developed it with Kodak’s dilution B, which according to Massive Dev Chart gave me an 8 minute long developing with continuous agitation (I managed 🙂 ).

As soon as the film dried I scanned it and you can see the results below. This time I also give an example before and after editing, but it was just a little touch of contrast and in some cases highlights and shadows balancing.

The grain? Very fine!

I will be doing this combo again in the future, I’m glad I tested this and I’m very happy to share the results with you.

Enjoy!

Long time no film

Laziness got in my way from posting some stuff in here and I kinda neglected my website (also wanted to make some changes here and that’s another reason for no updates).

I recently developed 2 rolls of black and white film which are very much to my liking, so I present to you these – a roll of Fomapan 200 and expired Fujifilm Neopan SS 100 (shot at box speed).

Enjoy!


Fomapan 200


Fujifilm Neopan SS 100 (expired 2013)

Expired roll of Ilford Delta 100

By the end of May I ordered a couple of expired rolls of film from Narc and Ilford Delta 100 was the first one from the lot I tried. Its expiration date was January 1998, so I wasn’t sure of the results. I used it on my trip to Tomar, but most of the shots were taken in Lisbon. Below are a few examples (also posted on my Behance profile).

Ilford HP5+ shot at ISO 160

I think it’s OK to admit that I made a mistake. Mistake – because I didn’t change ISO on my camera after shooting a roll of Portra at ISO 160. So when I inserted a new roll of Ilford HP5+ it was shot at the wrong speed. Or “wrong”? I only realised this by the end of the roll, but it has been saved – by developing it shorter than standard ISO 400 roll of this kind. So basically I have a roll of Ilford HP5+ ISO 400 shot at ISO 160 and developed as ISO 200. Feel lost yet? 🙂 Fear not, it came out from the tank in a good shape. Check the result by yourself. And if you want to see more, check out the rest of the photos I liked on my Behance page: https://www.behance.net/gallery/97319531/Ilford-HP5-%28200%29

And now a bonus, because it brings good vibes. We met this man, the goat keeper, and he was very happy to allow us take a photo of him. Do you think he would be even happier, if he received a print of this picture? 🙂

Into the analogue photography world

Didn’t publish anything in here for a while, but doesn’t mean I am idle – at least not in photography 🙂 Using all this time spent at home I am shooting some more film. A roll of Portra and an expired Ektachrome 160T are waiting to be developed in a lab. But I finally developed a roll by myself. Well, almost by myself 😉 For a start I took a roll of Fomapan 400 – it’s cheap and if something goes wrong > out to the bin. So I didn’t really focus on finding amazing frames for this roll. But it turned out to be a beginner’s first success. Below you can find a few examples and the rest of good in my opinion frames you can find in my Behance profile: https://www.behance.net/gallery/96444293/Fomapan-400

Special thanks to a very talented photographer, Joana Rainer, who helped me with all this!

While I am writing this, there’s a roll of Ilford HP+ hanging in the bathroom drying and waiting to be scanned 🙂

Any feedback is welcome!

Few architecture shots in black and white

I had about 2 hours to use on photographing and I decided I will go to Marques Pombal in Lisbon and walk around. The goal was to capture some buildings with pixação, but it turned out they have been cleaned. So I kept on going – from Marques Pombal along Avenida Liberdade to Restauradores and got some nice shots of other buildings in the area. This time all of them are in 1×1 format and in black and white. Enjoy 🙂

Inês on 35mm film

Finally got the film developed and scanned. It was with me since January…

Inês (@kalliekalynn) is a local girl I met last year during the 24 Hour Project and we kept in touch. It also turned out she is very talented, as she creates beautiful illustrations – you can check them out here: @kalliekalynnstuff

I was supposed to take my Canon A1 to this photoshoot, but just before loading the film I noticed it doesn’t work – broken shutter release. So I decided to take something more challenging with me – Agfa Silette. That camera is probably from the mid 1950’s, doesn’t have a built-in light meter, no way to check your focus is right, but hey! We were going to have fun with it anyway. Film I used was black and white Kodak Professional T-MAX 400.

No more talking, check out the scans below.