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Film is Not Dead

November 8, 2016

Some of you may have seen my previous post showing off my ' Car boot special' Canonet camera. Anyway I have had the chance to run a film through it, develop it at home - more on that later- and scan the results. Why bother? Well I spent the first 15 years of my working life shooting, developing  black and white film and printing the results. That's a lot of hard earned skill and experience and I don't believe in wasting it, so I keep my hand in with some' old fashioned' photography. Also it's enjoyable shooting film, picking the right film stock for the job or trying out new ones and trying different combinations of developers and film. Anyway the following gallery was shot  in the town of Corsham , Wiltshire on Eastman Kodak XX  film rated at 250 ISO and developed in Rodinal. This slightly unusual film is actually used for movies and has an excellent range of tones,and is forgiving of over or under exposure It can be purchased from the excellent Nik &Trick shop  online  at http://ntphotoworks.com/shop/ which carries all sorts of photographic goodies..The negatives were scanned in on an old Canoscan 9900, so not as high a quality as printing directly but it does save a lot of messing about in the darkroom in my loft. If you're interested in having a go at Black & White film developing at home I'm putting together a video as well - Keep an eye on my website








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