Shot these on Tri-X @ 400.
Anyone else shoot analog? Have any favorite films?
I use HP5 mostly. Very good results @ 200 - 3200 isos with LC29.
I usually work on my pictures at a photoclub (lots of shared gear here) but I just bought an old Leitz Focomat 1a to be able to work in my bathroom too.
Yes, mainly Tri-X and Ektar, some others. Also have my own darkroom, process my own BW and colour, enjoy printing...
Here's a shot on film of one corner of my darkroom:
I love Tri-X. I used to shoot rolls of the stuff on holiday!
Having not played in in a darkroom since I went digital I did hesitate at the “work in the bathroom” bit, wondering what you would shoot in the bathroom. Then I remembered, oh yeah... darkroom... you need water... made me smile anyway.
There’s a really bad “macro in the bathroom” joke in there somewhere... and then this thread would go downhill really quickly.
Thinking on it... and dating myself, I do miss working with Verichrome Pan or HP4 in the dark corner of the basement, fun days!
Still shoot film for wildlife and crocodile pictures, developed by camera place in town. Darwin still has two camera shops that develop film.
A lot of professional photographers in the Northern Territory and Kakadu and Ayers Rock seem to attract a lot of photography students from around the world.
I have noticed a lot more film cameras coming through lately at the airport when I have to do a shift there.
Last time I used my Canon Elan II film camera was when 5 replica Neuport 11 and Sopwith Camel aircraft were here, honouring WWI Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary. I had misplaced the telephoto lens for my digital camera, and I wanted close-ups of the five planes doing a fly over. I understand that film is the way to go if one was to wish to do enlargements. I’ll see if I can find the images.
Yep, still shoot film, though sparingly due to cost... my favorite film of the past was Plus-X and Kodachrome....more currently I use Ektachrome for 35mm and medium format and Velvia for 4x5. For B&W it's mainly Tmax in all formats, and more recently I have tried HP5+ and really like that. Have not used Tri-X in a while, but I'm thinking I may give that a go again soon.
I always liked D76 for most films, but more recently I have been trying Xtol and really like that too. T-max developed Xtol makes a good negative.
I usually scan my film, but I do have darkroom stuff and 4 enlargers - one is a NOS Leica Focomat II that can do medium format. I have never used it, and I keep telling myself I need to set it up... One of these days.
I shot film from the age of 16 until 10 years ago when I turned 61. To be honest, I don't miss it, although I'd recommend it to anyone starting up in photography. You learn to make the most of composition, camera settings etc. I went out for a shoot with a friend recently who had been brought up on digital. On the way home he asked me how many shots I'd taken. I replied "About 200." He was shocked as he'd fired off over 4,000! When we checked, he didn't have any that were better than mine.
I like running Ilford Delta 3200 ISO'ed @ 1600 though both of my Nikon F2's
I spent a lot of time in the darkroom during high school and college. Had some pretty amazing teachers in college. I actually kind of miss it. Photoshop is a lot easier when you know the fundamentals. I would really like to get in to large format film in the future.
I love shooting film. My father had a darkroom in the basement of my parent's house, so I spent a bunch of my childhood very bored watching images appear on the paper. I really got into photography in the last few years after inheriting his cameras and learning to shoot film.
These days I use a Leica M4 and like shooting Porta 400 and Ilford with it. My film SLR is a Pentax SuperProgram which is very accurately metered and I tend to use it more for chromes and high-speed stuff. I've short a little medium format and it is an incredible experience.
Digital is easier, of course, and I have bought into the Nikon system, but film really helped me develop my eye, take my time, and learn how the optics of the camera work.
Still shoot film, mostly portrait or some landscape
I mostly shoot Ilford b&w 120mm on an old Mamiya medium format, and I love the grain on their 3200 ISO. I work in video production, and often film 4TB+ of footage in a day. So, it's a fun (read: maddening) challenge to go back to trying to composing one good, single frame. Primarily though, I just take dorky photos of my baby.
Yup. That fast Illford film is just lush and tasty. Beautiful photo BTW.
Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, I shoot a little of everything (got a roll of porta 400 in the camera at the moment), but I keep coming back to the 3200. It's like how impressionism and early 20th century abstract painting was, in many ways, a response to the development of photography. I can get super sharp, low noise images all day long on a digital camera. If what's special about analogue is the grain, then I want a film stock that accentuates the grain. Also, I really dig how the heavy grain creates very soft highlight rolloff.
Ha. I mainly shoot 4K video as well... Photography is more for fun. I have yet to try some Ilford 3200 (although I have some). Have HP5+ loaded in my Leica currently... For my next couple rolls I am going to texperiment with pushing HP5+ to 1600.
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