For the last 4 weeks I have been really neglecting my blog due to a really persistant chest infection which not only laid me very low but it stopped me doing what I love…. shooting film.
So this weekend as I am feeling much better I was determined to shoot at least one roll of film so I loaded up the Bronica with some Ilford Delta 400 and set it to shoot at 800 as I was visiting my parents and knew that the light indoors would not be the brightest.
My dad is getting used to me pursuing him around the house with my camera so gave up and posed for me for once 🙂
Mum doesn’t really like having her photograph taken so I had to be a bit sneaky and managed one or two frames.
The same goes for my wife so most of the shots of her are candids not really portraits 🙂
I found that shooting at iso 800 in 6×6 format on Delta doesn’t really increase the grain much when processed in infosol 3 and really helps when trying to hand hold in poor light.
I think I will most probably shoot at 800 most of the time as the benefits out weigh the little extra grain you get ( I love film grain anyway ).
Thanks for looking and I am hoping to post a lot more frequently this year.
Comments most welcome 🙂
Loaded up the Mamiya 645 with some Ilford Delta 400 yesterday and decided to do a spot of Landscape photography with the intention of some nice shallow DOF shots as well as the traditional views.
After the first mile and a half I began to realise that the Mamiya is not a walk around camera its built like a tank and weighs like one too.
Nevertheless I was determined to get some shots and to try out the new B&W developer I recently bought …. Ilfotec DD-X.
The results from the camera and film/dev combination were lovely, I shot most of the closeup detail at f2.8 – f4 and stopped down to f11 for the views.
The detail captured was great all these shots had minor touchup in Photoshop mainly dust and a few hairs and a little curves adjustments.
I so love this camera, I bought it with the sole intention of portrait work but the stunning negatives I am getting from it means I am going to try to use it as an allround camera……
I think I may try a bit of street photography next …. 🙂
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