Looking for wonderful black and white film? Here comes the king of grain, Ilford HP5 Plus 400. Producing excellent color, noticeable grain and high color contrast, it just provide anything you can ask for from a black and white film!
I bought this film long time ago but I never had the opportunity to use it. Actually, I was waiting for the right time to use it and the right subject to shoot, as I treasure every frame of this roll so much that I don’t want to waste a single frame of it. So, I kept it for so long until my brother’s wedding. I think that was the right moment to use this film. I loaded it in my friend’s Canon FTB and start shooting right the way.
I couldn’t wait to develop the film so I quickly headed to one of the famous photo labs here (Pak Thai Photo Shop) at Petaling Street and have the film developed. I was happy with the resulting shots of this grainy fast film. The grains are somewhat beautiful and I find them not distracting at all. The grains won’t stop you from having great pictures and I think Ilford HP5 Plus 400 is one of the best films I’ve ever used. With ASA 400, this film is highly flexible as high speed films like that are suitable for use under all lighting conditions (especially when you’re shooting indoors or when the weather is quite cloudy).
So what are you waiting for? Get a roll of it at your nearest store now and give it a try!
In this article, I'll show you how the Lomo LC-A loaded with the versatile Ilford HP5+ can make the most out of a hazy morning. To capture the whirlwind of a bicycle race, I pushed the film to ISO 800. The legendary Minitar 1 lens and this classic Ilford film are a perfect combination if you love black and white photos.
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He will respectfully ask for a photo session. He does not outline why, and if you are shy, you will wonder what he has seen in you. He greets reluctance with understanding and a resounding yes with an equal amount of enthusiasm. When the day comes, he will treat you like a collaborator. And whenever he talks about the outcome—comely photos of what looks like your most confident self—he will always call you a muse.
Not all photographs are meant to be seen in vibrant, saturated colors, and neither are they always suitable for in black and white. Lomography welcomes yet another innovation from KONO! The Reanimated Film. Without diminishing the aesthetic value of images, KONO! Donau 35mm Film casts a distinct blue tone to photos. It is ultra-low ISO film that is best used for long exposure shots. Check out this fine selection of uniquely tinted images.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
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