Best in Black and White

ILFORD Photo and guests blog about all things film photography and darkroom related


April 2016

Friday Favourites: 29th April 2016

You have shared some amazing images with us in the last week. Here are a few of our favourites…

Image   Speaking without words. I’ve been shooting a lot of HP5+ in 4×5 format lately. Aero Ektar lens.
Image     your film continues to blow my mind!
Image   My choccy lab shot on an OM-1 with HP5
Silvio Naf
Image ©Silvio Näf   In love with film ILFORD PHOTO (Official Page)HP5 400, Ilfotec HC 20°C 8min, Leica M6, Summicron 35mm f2


Image    I’ve been shooting much more B&W film lately. Some alternative printing is coming soon.

@Biotecbob FP4 4X5
Image @Biotecbob   I just started in large format film photography, loving the detail in the big negatives (Shot on FP4+)


 Please keep sharing your images with us on our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages for your chance to be included in next week’s #ilfordfridayfavourites

Friday Favourites: 22nd April 2016

Masterji’s Story


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Jason Tilley

Soon after leaving my staff photographer’s position on the local newspaper where I’d been employed for the previous 5 years and with the luxury of in-house film processing no longer a convenient option I began using my local city centre professional colour lab, in Coventry.

During the accumulating hours that I spent in that lab waiting for my 35mm films to process, watching small colour prints dropping from the conveyor belt from the end of the machine, I watched a short Indian man shuffle in through the door of the lab collect a small package of photographs then shuffled back out again. It was not until 2015 I discovered that the diminutive and unassuming figure was Mr Maganbhai Patel, the photographer known as Masterji. Continue reading “Masterji’s Story”

Shooting extremes, on vacation in Maui

killeen-smallThis week’s guest blogger  Anthony Killeen is a pathologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and an enthusiastic photographer who is rediscovering the pleasures of shooting film again after a digital hiatus.

One of my lifelong hobbies is photography. I have been taking photographs since I was about 10 years old when I was given an old Kodak folding pocket camera that had belonged to an uncle, Bertrand Perrett, who was a professional photographer and painter in England. I learned to develop and print black-and-white film at school when I was a teenager back in the 1970s. When digital photography came along I moved to that medium, but recently I’ve come back to film again. Digital photography has some advantages, but I find film to be more challenging and interesting, and I appreciate the slower pace of film, which seems to require a more thoughtful approach to each shot. With a film camera, one also avoids the pressure and expense of the electronic upgrade cycle every few years. It’s quite possible to use a film camera today that is many decades old and still get great results as many photographers are doing. Continue reading “Shooting extremes, on vacation in Maui”

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