Do you want get a great contrast and grain??….So PUSH IT!
One of the pictures that I like is that they have high contrast and some grain. Eventually I realized that I can get it easily if I pushed the film.
What does this mean? How do I do ?….
Well, the answer is simple, it means to push a film with a slow ISO, for example 100, works like a roll of 200, 400 or 800 ISO.
Follow this step:
1 .- Get your favorite film
2 .- In your camera, you must to configure the ASA to want to push
3 .- Shoot your 36 photos
4 .- When you go to the lab, you must to tell to the seller that It´s a film pushed and from how much ASA (the one of the roll) to how much ASA (the one you set)
5 .- Enjoy your strong contrasts!
Personally, if I use a Kodak ProImage I push it from 100 to 800 ASA, I love this!
1 .- The x-pro slides are more sensitive, if you’re phasing it, don´t push too many steps, unless you want to get a lot of grain
2 .- The recommendation is to push a roll 3 steps at most. From 100 to 800, from 200 to 1600, from 400 to 3200.
3 .- Don´t forget to tell to the lab. If you don´t, your pictures will be overexposed.
4 .- Don´t forget your camera must have lightmeter, you can use your LC-A +. Even so, if you’re in low light and have your Supersampler, Fisheye, Colorsplash, Diana or Holga, you can use this technique so that your photos are not underexposed.
5 .- You can push any film: black and white, color slides, 35mm, 120mm, etc.