Beginner Series

  1. Uprating HP5 with semi stand development

    Early Experiements Many, many years ago I experimented with uprating HP5, I was a student and it fitted the look I was after at the time. In those days, information was difficult to find and I relied on advice from friends. As a student, the mysteries of film and processing were fascinating and strange. I […]

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  2. Making Lumen Prints - An Isolation Project

    These unprecedented times are a call for artists to step up and help deter against feelings of restlessness and boredom. These are just some suggested ideas that you might want to try. Through my modest Instagram presence and blog I’ve tried to do something for the international arts community and here is something that has […]

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  3. Common Processing Problems

    Below are some of the common errors that can occur when processing black and white films. Unfortunately some of these errors can result in the images being lost or partially ruined. By knowing what has caused the errors, you may hopefully prevent any repeat incidents. Film entirely blank – No visible images or edge signing […]

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  4. HP5+ vs DELTA Professional 400

    We're often asked what the differences are between our PLUS films and our DELTA Professional range and have given a brief reply in our post about Choosing your first ILFORD film. If you're interested in a more detailed explanation, the read on... HP5 PLUS    Uses our more traditional emulsion making methods. HP5+ has evolved over […]
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  5. Beginner's Guide

    Whether you are new to film photography or picking it up again after a number of years, it is very easy to get started and a rewarding activity regardless of your level of expertise. Introduction to film photography To get you started we've created a series of animations that will introduce you to the world of […]
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  6. Preparing to Print

    One of the best things about film photography is that the creative process doesn't end in the camera. Processing your images in a darkroom is not only great fun, but it also allows you to exercise complete creative control over the final look of your image. We cover some of the essentials needed to set […]
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