Noir Photography with Ilford Delta Professional


Looking for a film you can use in low-light conditions? Let me show you how to shoot and hunt into the night with a camera loaded with Ilford Delta 3200 film.

As the Ilford team says Delta 3200 Pro is an ultra-speed black and white film, ideal for fast action and low light photography such as night time, sport, or indoor architectural applications where flash photography is not allowed to use. This is a genuine high speed film with an ability to record highlight detail that sets it apart from other films. ILFORD DELTA 3200 PROFESSIONAL has many strengths, most notably its liberating high speed, unobtrusive grain structure and its unsurpassed tonality.

Ok, so it’s the fastest film available on the market, perfect to be pushed or pulled for as far as you can think of (I say on a website a 3200 Delta Pro pushed at 12800 ISO!), can be used in darkest places, and so on. So I bought one, waited the night to come, and started hunting. It’s a film perfect to use in any environment, with any camera. I used an app for Iphone to get the proper exposure shutter speed and aperture, because my light meter won’t work. I shot the Delta Pro 3200 as 1600 ISO and got it developed as 3200 film.

The grain suites for me and in many pictures are unbelievably beautiful. As lomography team points out, Delta Pro 3200 is the perfect film for noir pictures.

Ilford Deltapro 3200 35mm is super-high-speed film allows for hand-held shooting in low light without a flash. It also features a fat film grain for that authentic old-school “noir” look. Check it out with the rest of our black and white film selection.

written by pvalyk on 2012-02-23 #gear #ilford #review #white #black #noir #pro #delta #lomography #3200 #user-review


  1. kkkk
    kkkk ·

    Why did you shot the Delta Pro 3200 as 1600 ISO and developed it as 3200 film. If you pulled film you usually develop it as you shot it, so in your case as 1600 ISO film. Is there any trick that I don't know?

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Delta 3200 Pro is great for rock concerts too, check here:…

  3. zulkhairikharuddin
    zulkhairikharuddin ·

    what apps u use with iphone?

  4. kkkk
    kkkk ·

    And I just found on this side: that "It should also be noted that pulling 3200 speed film does not actually pull the film. Because 3200 film is a push film, pulling the film back to 800 or 1000 ISO is actually exposing the film at the ideally rated ISO speed."

  5. pvalyk
    pvalyk ·

    @kkkk I overexposed the film. Better?
    @zulkhairikharuddin Pocket Light Meter is the best. Measures in any conditions you want it to.

  6. zulkhairikharuddin
    zulkhairikharuddin ·

    @pvalyk thanks, i just installed it.

  7. shariff
    shariff ·

    awesome!!!! just what i need!!! ^_^

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