Roll #55 – Ferrania P30

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Ferrania P30 (35mm, Alpha)

My HGB photography workshop came to an end, so I have a bit of a more free head now. At the same time my pre-ordered rolls of Ferrania P30 arrived. What better thing to do, than load a camera and go out for a walk.

I think the things I see during the workshop – through exhibitions, photography books and the other attendees – is influencing my current interest / style. Not sure if I like it, or where it will lead.

One thing that’s a lot on my mind lately is to talk less about technical stuff and focus more on subject. Let’s see how this will go as well…

Leipzig + Bockwitz, Germany / July 2017

Shop Talk

35mm, black & white film, 36 exposures, ISO 80.

Praktica LTL2 + Helios 58mm/f2 + Ferrania P30
Film bought for ? EUR from Ferrania Website (with Kickstarter Bonus).
Developed with R09 (Rodinal) 1+50
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

 

Week #32 – Kodak Portra 160

Kodak Porta 160 (Medium Format)
Kodak Portra 160 (Medium Format)

Somehow the “usual” Portra 160 photos you can find on the internet look a lot different than these here. Maybe it’s because it was overcast, maybe it was an especially funky batch, maybe the used digitization methodology has some issues. Well shooting film sometimes just has strange results.

Potsdam, Germany – June 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium format (120), color negative, roll film, 12 exposures (6×6), ISO 160.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Kodak Portra 160
Film bought for ~5,80 EUR via Amazon.de
Developed @ FotoStudio 80 (Leipzig, Germany).
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

Week #31 – Kentmere 400

Kentmere 400
Kentmere 400

The day was overcast with a lot of rain and some breaks of sunshine inbetween. We darted from place to place, took some photos when we could and then again sat around in cafés waiting for the rain to stop.

Maybe the film wanted to feel at home – it is manifactured in the UK. But we have our share of rainy weather here in Germany as well. Especially now that autumn has arrived with colorful socks, wet feet and darker/shorter hair.

Potsdam, Germany / June 2015

Shop-Talk:

35mm, black/white negative film, 36 exposures, ISO 400.

Nikon F80/N80 + Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8G + Kentmere 400
Film bought for 3,50 EUR via Fotoimpex (Berlin, Germany).
Self-Developed @ Mühlstraße e.V. Community Darkroom.
6min 22sec @ 24°C Dev (Xtol 1+1) / 30sec Stop / 5min Fix / 20min watering with running tap water / 2min watering with destilled water + AGFA wetting agent / ~22h Dry
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550, Curve Adjustment in Photoshop.
Mild post processing & export in Lightroom.

Week #14 – Kodak Tri-X 400

Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 medium format)
Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 medium format)

I’ll have to move the weekly update day from friday to saturday and shoot even more films as backup. This is getting too stressful otherwise. I’m drained and don’t have anything interesting to say. So lets jump right over to the images.

Halle + Leipzig, Germany – March/April 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium format (120), black/white negative film, 12* exposures, ISO 400

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Kodak Tri-X 400.
Film bought for ~4,50 EUR via Fotoimpex.
Self-Developed @ Mühlstraße e.V. Community Darkroom.
(D-76 1+1 @ 22°C / 8min)
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

*) exposures depend on the format. 6×6 -> 12 exposures.

Week #12 – Fujicolor Pro 400H

Fujicolor Pro 400H (120 medium format), expired 06/2012
Fujicolor Pro 400H (120 medium format), expired 06/2012

There is a monthly critique night called “FoDo” (Foto-Donnerstag = Photo Thursday) I regularly attend. Usually you’ll get a subject and have one month to produce new work exploring the theme. During the next meeting everyone (who wants to) presents one photo and everybody else gives a review.

This months subject was: “Series of 5 images on the subject of Nothing(ness)”. I took these during my weekend in Halle, which is – fittingly – the most empty major city of Germany.

The Series / Halle, Germany – March 2015

Bonus / Halle, Germany – March 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium format (120), color negative film, 12* exposures, ISO 400, expired 06/2012

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Fujicolor Pro 400H
Film bought for ~4 EUR via Photo Lang.
Developed via FotoStudio 80.
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

*) exposures depend on the format. 6×6 -> 12 exposures.

Week #05 – Kodak T-Max 400

Kodak T-Max 400 (120 roll film)
Kodak T-Max 400 (120 roll film)

I originally planned to show some slide film today, but the film came back way underexposed. Not really sure what happened there yet, I guess I’ll just shoot another roll and really pay attention to metering.

I love the super-fine grain of T-Max and can’t wait to use it again, but this time at another time of year. The almost always gray days of winter can’t be over soon enough.

Leipzig / Halle / Taucha, Germany – Dec 2014 / Jan 2015

Shop-Talk:

Medium format (120), black & white negative, roll film, 12* exposures, ISO 400.

Yashica Mat 124G (Yashinon 80mm f3.5) + Kodak T-Max 400
Film bought for ~4,95 EUR via Amazon.de (Partner-Link)
Developed by myself @ Mühlstraße e.V. Photo Lab (Leipzig, Germany).
Scanned with Epson Perfection V550.

*) exposures depend on the format you are shooting. Using 6×6 it’s 12 exposures.