Journal Entry to Part 1: Revisiting Ilford XP2 Super Black and White Film. I still have been testing with Ilford’s XP2 Super black and white film. I guess you can say that I am still trying to find the look that I remember from the very first time I used this film. According to the Digitaltruth App the processing time for Ilford XP2 Super and Ilfosol 3 developer is 21 minutes, but I remember clearly that I had not processed […]
This is creative Assignment number four, “The Neglected Camera”, and in case you might be wondering about the first three assignments, visit here to find out. This assignment is about re-introducing yourself to a camera that you have had sitting in your closet. Trust me it is fun to do and if you are currently hitting that creative block, this just might help you out. No pressure. No timeline. Just creative fun.
It has been a while since I have been thinking of getting a medium format camera that is not a twin reflex. Originally I thought of the Pentax 6×7, but as I researched I grew towards either the Pentax 645N or the Mamiya 645. Can you guys help me out? Which would you go for and why? Please share your thoughts down below. Thank you.
As promised, here is the comparison between Ilford XP2 Super and Ilford FP4 Plus film. This comparison was done with the same camera, the Mamiya C330, in the same lighting conditions and processed in Ilfotec DDX. First, here are the images shot with Ilford FP4 film: Side by side comparison with Ilford XP2 Super: Let’s have a look at all three together: The difference between Ilford Delta Pro 400 and Ilford FP4 Plus is very slight. […]
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When I decided to retry the Ilford XP2 Super film processed in black and white chemistry, I also wanted to see a comparison between other films that I had stored in the fridge. Ilford Delta 400 Pro is a film that I have been in debate of using as a black and white 400 ASA film. Ilford FP4 is my main slow speed film but it does not always cut it when higher sensitivity is needed. Having gone through […]
Welcome to part 2 of my Ilford XP2 Super film experience. Having been faced with a few issues with XP2 Super film, I decided to try the last roll that I had with a different camera with the intention of processing the film in black and white chemistry. For this final roll I decided to pull out the Mamya C330. This is a camera that I also truly love but have kept it as partner in the studio. […]
A road trip was planned weeks in advance for Saint-Jean-Baptiste holiday weekend which ended up being a four day weekend for me. I had such an enjoyable time, the weather could not have been any better. I hope you all had a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and weekend too. I have spoken about Ilford XP2 Super black and white film before and how much I really loved working with it and I knew that this […]
On May 20th, 2019, I presented a creative assignment that consisted of selecting six themes from a group of twelve with double exposures as the main approach. “Big & Small” was the first that I selected.
In my decision to side more with the art of creativity than that of a standardized portrait studio I am still trying to work that out, yet, I feel that sharing out creative assignments, (with no expectations), might be the best way to transition into a new suit and for things to move forward. No pressure, no time frame…. just a “do it if you wish and at your own pace kinda thing”. With that being said, let me […]
When I decided to take a chance on processing color film, even after experiencing the processing of a few rolls, I was still somewhat in doubt as to whether or not I would make color film processing a part of my regular routine as black and white film. I love to experiment with different films, but since the very beginning my black and white go to slow speed film has been Ilford FP4 Plus and as for a black and […]
In preparation for a road trip late last summer, I decided to give Ilford Delta’s 400 film a try. I have used this film a few times before when I was trying to determine which black and white 400 speed film to select as a main film. I have to admit that I was honestly surprised of the results: Ilford Delta 400/Ilford Ilfotec DD-X I was never a fan of Ilford Delta films but since I still had […]
Here is another set of water portraits, but this time with Fuji Pro 400H. I am still trying to determine which color film I will use so I decided to try a set with a roll of Fujifilm Pro 400H. To be honest, I did not find any strong images from this set but I still wanted to share with you ones that I found to be alright.