Timelessness of Film


Even though I started photography in the digital era, I’ve come to love film and all of its qualities. My first choice has always been black and white and my favourites being Pancro 400 and Kodak 400 Tmax. I love their strong contrast, grain and tonal range especially the atmospheric result that it gives.

I am still still quite a novice when it comes to using film so you will find that I emulate it’s effects during my edits for a specific result.

Here are some examples where you will find that I’ve added grain, and in order to create a more atmospheric image, I clipped the blacks and restricted the tonal range.

The first image ‘Giotto’s Bell Tower’ was the only image on the slideshow captured on HP5 film and edited in photoshop. All the other images were captured on a Canon 5D MK III.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Florin says:

    Beautiful. I am also getting more interested in film although for the moment I remain fully into digital photography.

    1. pammyv02 says:

      I myself have been splitting myself 80/20 in favour of digital. Film and chemicals are pricey

  2. paula graham says:

    Again, marvellous: every one of these kind of photos you show.

    1. pammyv02 says:

      Thank you Paula

  3. Barry Medlin says:

    I love Black and White and the Bell Tower is amazing!!!! Always inspired by your words and art, thank you!!!

    1. pammyv02 says:

      Thank you so much Barry

  4. solaner says:

    I started in 1983 with my first SLR (when counting in the predecessor, even in the early 1970s). I used to have my own BW lab. I still love BW a lot, but I won’t go back to film.

    Taking photographs in the old way …

    But, it’s great, you’re exploring the pros and cons of film on your own 👍👍👍

    1. pammyv02 says:

      A lot of photographer that started with film often say that they wouldn’t go back. What I like the most about film is that it has taught me about slowing down and tested my skills and made me question whether I am any good. I like those challenges and it is a way to keep pushing myself.

      1. solaner says:

        That’s definitely right, Pamela. When being able to master film, you can definitely assert, you’re a photographer. Go on and discover the opportunities of film. 👍

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