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


January 2017

Nothing to lose, everything to gain by Sandeep Sumal

Photo of Sandeep Sumal for Ilfrod Photo guest blogHi, I’m Sandeep a keen amateur photographer based in London and the south East.  I photograph mainly using film with black & white film being a particular favourite of mine. I took up film photography 2 years ago, not just for the process or the look but also to learn how to take pictures starting with the basics.

As a relative newbie there is a lot I still don’t know or understand around the history of photographic film types and the various process do’s & don’ts.  I’m OK with this and let me tell you why.

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Friday favourites: 25th January

You’ve shared lots of images with us over the last week. Here are a few of our favourites #ilfordfridayfavourites Continue reading “Friday favourites: 25th January”

Friday favourites: Weather

This weeks #ilfordfridayfavourites were all to do with weather

Black and white photo of storm clouds over fairground. SHot on ILFORD DELTA 400 film
@craig58 Hootlet More #ilfordfridayfavourites A little weather on the way to the local fair. 35mm – Delta 400 – red filter -Nikon F3 28 f2

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Street Portraits by Davide Rizzo

Head shot of Davide RizzoI was born in Palermo, Sicily in 1978 from a quite ordinary, middle-class family, and I have spent most of my life there (including the academic years that led me to a master in Computer Engineering) until I decided to move abroad and build my career in Consulting. I have since then lived in Milan, Turin, Paris, Brussels and now London.


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Friday favourites: 12th January

Thank you all for sharing your shots with us this week. Here are a few of our favourites that made us take a closer look #ilfordfridayfavourites

Black and white portrait from 1979 shot on ILFORD FP4 film
@jimcallum My Mom, Bess, at the kitchen table with a wine cooler. May 1979. #ilfordfp4 #120film #6x6film  # #RIP
Black and white photo of Hampden Park shot on ILFORD PanF+ 120 film
@willgudgeon Hampden Park Eastbourne. Camera: Mamiya RB67 Film: 120 Ilford Pan F50
Black and white portrait shot on a large format camera with Ilford film
@matteoprez #largeformat #portraitphotography w/ #graflex #crowngraphic @ILFORDPhoto #ishootfilm #filmisnotdead 
Black and white landscape shot on a large format film camera with ilford Delta 100 film
@samuelferrara My first image of 2017 happens to be the first shot Intrepid 4×5, Sinar Sinaron (Grandagon) f/4.5 @ f45, 1/2s, Ilford Delta 100, developed in Perceptol 1:1, dry mount v800 scan.
Black and white photo of Eastern Colorado, shot on Ilford Dellta 400 film
‏@craig58 #ilfordfridayfavourites Eastern Colorado. 35mm Delta 400.

Next week we’re looking for your images on the theme of ‘weather’ so dig out your ski’s or your sun hats and share using #ilfordfridayfavourites

You can share with us on Twitter / Instagram or Facebook

Friday favourites: 05th January

Happy new year to you all.

We asked you this week about what resolutions and challenges you have set yourselves for the next year,  and it was great to hear that so many of you are planning to take your film photography further by trying new formats, processing yourself,  or having your first go at home printing  We can’t wait to see your results. Continue reading “Friday favourites: 05th January”

Darkness and light with Ilford Delta 3200 by Aivaras Sidle

Aivaras Sidle Posrtrait

I’m a 36-year-old enthusiast photographer from Lithuania. I’ve had camera’s as far back as I remember – both film and digital p&s, which I used to document life around me.

My attitude towards photography changed in 2012 after I found an unused film SLR in my office. Then I started to look at my surroundings differently and I became totally hooked on shooting film. Continue reading “Darkness and light with Ilford Delta 3200 by Aivaras Sidle”

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