Chromogenic monochrome film. For all those who value the convenience of C-41 processing over total control.
Ilford XP2 is one of the few chromogenic monochrome films on the market. This means that you have a film which is processed via our well-known C-41 process as normal colour negative film, but will produce black & white negatives/prints. Actually, depending on the lab and the expiry state you will get sepia-esque prints, but that’s another story and not necessarily bad, in fact I love it, just like here in this series.
Its 400 ISO speed makes it a wonderful all-rounder and often a great alternative if only slow true monochrome films are available. It is super sharp and a bit on the contrasty side I’d say – which I love. It is also well suited to be processed as traditional black & white film due to lack of the heavy orange mask found in other films like Kodak BW400CN, although this is supposed to produce negatives of lesser quality (but also cheaper and faster to do). I will have to try out for myself sometime in the near future (using what else Rodinal, which is supposed to chew nicely through anything that isn’t silver-related).
In the meantime, I love using this as a fast monochrome all-round film and looking at weirdly tinted prints from our escapades! Enjoy!
This is a tutorial for the adventurous Lomographers, for those brave enough to do their own B&W and C-41 work but lacking the confidence to move onto E6. Fear no more! I am an enthusiastic home developer, just like the rest of you, I am not a chemical lab wizard! So if I can pull this off, so can the rest of you. Take a deep breath, relax, and read on. By the end of this article I hope you'll have mustered the courage to give it a go yourselves!
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
We are very excited to present you with our new film, Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400! This emulsion develops in C-41 in 35mm and 120 formats. Limited stock of 5,000 rolls for pre-order are available, so reserve your rolls now; delivery of first stock estimated for April 2015.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
It is after childhood but before becoming full-blown adults, that we go through that confusing, tumultuous stage of being teenagers. And we thank all of you who joined this competition, and for letting us see the teenager in you.
Photography has progressed into a myriad of processes and genres but there are still some people who passionately create imagery using the traditional tools that started it all. Photographer Alex Timmermans is one of those them. See his wet collodion photographs after the jump.
Today's The Daily Hex is one of those unexpected colors that might pop out when you cross process those precious slide films. See our handpicked Deep Fir photos and be inspired to take photos even at night!
This week's biopic offering for all you cinephiles is a 1994 film that tells about the life of influential composer Ludwig van Beethoven, and provides an intriguing theory on the identity of the mystery lady he simply called "immortal beloved."
We're back with another great Advent deal! Perfect for DIY folks, the Konstruktor is 15% off and not only that — all of our plastic bodied cameras share the same discount! So give the gift of analogue photography this year and head on over to the Online shop or your nearest Gallery Store.