Addicted to Expired Film: Akica HP400, Solaris FG PLUS 400, and Fuji PRESS 800

Expired films usually resulted in pictures with coarser grains and less details and levels. However, the low saturation and loss of details bring about a vintage style and an artistic flavor which fascinated me. Expired films willfully take away the details, and I also willfully look for the possibility among the 36 photos!

Expired films willfully take away the details, and I also willfully look for the possibility among the 36 photos! Because of the loss of effectiveness in the chemicals, i.e. film emulsion, expired films will usually result in under-exposed pictures with coarser grains and less details. However, this low saturation and loss of details bring about a vintage style and an artistic flavor which cannot be found in other new films.

And different brands of expired films have different surprising effects, this can also be fun! Expired films of Akica HP400 are purplish and reddish, especially under strong light, which add a tone of warmth to the pictures. Expired films of Solaris FG PLUS ISO 400 have coarser grains, loss of details in shaded areas, so it is suitable for having simple and emphasized composition. For Fuji PRESS 800, the expired films have an elegant vintage style in low saturation.

Akica HP400
Solaris FG PLUS ISO 400
Fuji PRESS 800

Due to the instability of quality in pictures from expired films, there’s a chance that the pictures can be problematic and useless! I’ve encountered such situations and that upset me a lot. Despite that, I still want to keep trying, because the satisfaction and joy of having at least one great photos will overcame all that.

written by carolsmemory on 2011-08-27 #gear #film #expired #review #expired-film #saturation #fuji-press-800 #lomography #user-review #low-saturation #akica-hp400 #solaris-fg-plus-iso-400
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