Expired Fujifilm Superia 400

Lately I am posting my expired film adventures here and that is because I was pretty lucky with these rolls (as we never know what will happen, in most cases). This time I would like to present you a roll of Fuji Superia 400 that expired in 2005 and again I got it from NARC (check his ebay for good stuff!). I decided to shoot it at ISO 100 and seems it was still underexposed, probably due to the conditions it was stored in. However, this is still one of the rolls I liked to see scanned, also because nearly all the photos were shot on the weekend of my birthday – my girlfriend, Joana, took me to Alentejo, to a beautiful village of Évoramonte. We visited another town near by – Estremoz and I also took some shots on the way back. See for yourself, if you like the results and if you can feel a bit of the Alentejo vibe.

Expired Fujicolor Super HR 100

One more expired roll of film that was part of the pack provided by NARC and resulted in a very good set of photos (for me)! The roll I used was valid until 1992, so I set ISO to 25 (+2 stops), but after scanning it turned out it should have been even slower, one more stop would do. I used Silverfast for scanning the negatives and since there is no profile for this particular film type, I did my own color correction.

Raw scan (left) and edited scan (right) comparison

Below is the rest of the photos from this roll, I hope you like them!

Expired Kodak Ektar 125

I finally got some more color film developed (well, nearly 3 weeks ago, but I was lazy) and I would like to present to you the results I got from an expired roll of Kodak Ektar 125, which I shot at ISO 64. Now I see it could be better with ISO 32, but hey, with expired film you never know. I must say I don’t always apply the rule of +1 stop of exposure per each 10 years after expiration and I’m OK with it. As usual, this film I obtained from the famous NARC Expired Film – check it out, if you’re into it.

All the photos from that roll have strong marks of being stored in not perfect conditions and are underexposed. We can see an interesting color shift and in general I like the results, even though the shadows are not rich in detail.

Without further talk, the photos are below.

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!

New YouTube channel is live!

For a very long time I discussed an idea with my girlfriend, Joana, to create together a YouTube channel and share our experiences, opinions and knowledge with a wider audience. This was supposed to be a place to share our creativity in photography, too.

The time has come that we finally did it and you can see the first result down below.

We already have plenty of ideas, hopefully soon we will be able to make it all happen and you will see more of it in the near future!

If you are interested in photography, like we are, then show us some support and let us know what would you like to see next.

Hope 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)

Quick photoshoot near by home

Last week I spent less than 1 hour at this location with my girlfriend and we took some photos of each other. I used my DSLR and she used her Nikon F3 with Kodak Colorplus. You can see my work below and hers will most likely land on her Instagram and website soon.

PS. We do not encourage shooting on train tracks at any time, we had permission and confirmation there’s no trains coming to the sidings any time soon, so we were safe and far from main railway.