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Developing Adventures – My First Try with Ilfotec DD-X

Today in my developing adventures, I tried out Ilfotec DD-X developer for the first time. It has been recommended to me by a couple of you for my pushing experiments because, according to Ilford, it gives full speed to films. Now, keep in mind this is not a formal review of this developer. This series… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Try with Ilfotec DD-X

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200

In todays Developing Adventure, I wanted to talk about pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200. I liked my results at 1600, and was afraid pushing it further would introduce more grain and contrast than I like in my work. In some instances it was very much like Ilford Delta 3200 for obvious reasons. You can… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford Delta 400 to 3200

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford HP5 400 to 800

If you have been following my blog for the past month or so, you know that I have been experimenting with different films in order to find one that can be shot handheld around my house in low light. I have so far shot Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600 with nice results, but the price… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Ilford HP5 400 to 800

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600

In continuing with my quest to find the right black and white film that suits my style and need for faster speeds for shots taken around my home, I now continue with Kodak Tri-X. I did a post previously on developing Tri-X 400 using both Kodak HC-110 and Kodak D-76 developers. I liked my results,… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 3200

I bought a new lens for my Hasselblad 500 c/m, (that’s another story) the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 150mm f/4 (the only Hassie lens I could afford), and needed to test it out. I had a roll of Kodak Tri-X 400, but needed more light indoors, so I figured it was a good time to test… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 3200

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tmax 400 to 1600

Kodak Tmax was actually the first black and white film stock I ever shot with back around 2013 when I got back into film photography. It is a high contrast film, which isn’t usually the look I go for these days, so I haven’t shot with it much recently. However, I had a roll in… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tmax 400 to 1600

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Developing Adventures – Pushing HP5 400 to 1600

My quest continues. First of all, thank you all for your comments and recommendations on my last few developing adventures. It has been a lot of fun so far experimenting and learning. I started this series as a sort of journal to let people come along with me as I learn. I hope you’ve enjoyed… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing HP5 400 to 1600

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Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800

“AgfaPhoto’s APX 400 Professional Black and White Negative Film is a high speed black and white film… The film exhibits a high nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° and can effectively be pushed to ISO 1600/33° for use in low-light conditions and with fast-moving subjects… The film also responds to push and pull development; however testing is… Continue reading Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800

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Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400

For my next Developing Adventure I am pushing Fomapan Action 400 film because it is super cheap at only $4 a roll on B&H and a Facebook user recommended it as well. I pushed this first roll to ISO 800 and processed it in Ilford’s Ilfotec DDX dilution 1+9 for 18 minutes agitating the first… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400

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Developing Adventures – Ilford HP5 400 Pushed to 3200 and Night Photography from My Car

I did an article about pushing Kentmere Pan 400 to 800 and shot some photos at night from the car. I was actually really surprised that anything came out. I thought I’d try pushing HP5 to 3200 in the same setting to see how it compared. I was again surprised to see that there wasn’t… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Ilford HP5 400 Pushed to 3200 and Night Photography from My Car