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Street Photography at Night with Ilford Delta 3200 Film by Bob Soltys

Black and white photo of Bob Soltys and his dog Lucky

Bob Soltys has been a photographer and writer since 1971, when the local paper bought his pictures of a student protest march in Gary, Indiana.

A former Navy officer, he is the coauthor of A Lucky Life about Lucky, his Jack Russell Terrier, Bob’s photos are on the web at and on Twitter at BlkWhiteFilmPix.

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Friday favourites: 03rd March 2017

We love weeks like this one, where we’re spoilt for choice with loads of great images to choose from for #ilfordfridayfavourites

B;lack and white photo of Yorkshire Dales farmer Harry Hutchinson of Uldale shot on FP4 large format
@RobFraser #JustAdd experience and time. Yorkshire Dales farmer Harry Hutchinson of Uldale shot on FP4 large format

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Friday favourites: 17th February

You have shared a lot of brilliant images with us this week, making it a difficult decision to choose our #ilfordfridayfavourites Continue reading “Friday favourites: 17th February”

Friday favourites: 10th February

Wow, what a crazy week. We’ve shared the first couple of animations in our ‘Introduction to film photography’ series on our youtube channel and have started the judging process for our more recent student photography competition.

The images that we’ve chosen for this week’s #ilfordfridayfavourites all made us pause for a while and take a closer look. Continue reading “Friday favourites: 10th February”

Friday Favourites: 02nd February

I’m not quite sure where January went, but here we are in the second month of the year. We’ve seen a lot of brilliant images over the last week and the ones below are those that we’ve chosen for this weeks #ilfordfridayfavourites Continue reading “Friday Favourites: 02nd February”

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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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”

Friday favourites: New beginnings

We hope you’ve all enjoyed the festive season and are looking forward to a new year with lots of new opportunities to shoot film.

Black and white photo of baby shot on ILFORD XP2S fim

@mamaberryjournal Happy Monday! Photo by @petersutedja ilford XP2 super #filmisnotdead #analogindonesia #keepfilmalive #ilfordfilm #goodnight #ilfordxp2super

Black and white photo pf cherry blossom taken at Memphis botanical gardens on Ilford hp5 film by susan clement
@susankclement Cherry Blossom #believeinfilm #bronicaetrs #ilfordfilm #ilfordhp5
Black and white wedding photo shot on Delta 3200 film
@heathernan These two. All class. The end. #saltlakeweddingphotographer #blackandwhitefilm #filmmama #pentax645nii #theperfectdressbridal #delta3200 
Black and white film photo of nature reserve Shot on Ilford Photo FP4+ film
@barnabynutt A nature reserve grows from an old coal mining railway yard @ILFORDPhoto #ilfordfridayfavourites #2birds1stone #newbeginnings #FP4Party #ilfordFP4

Please keep sharing your images with us, we love to see what you are doing with our films

Friday favourites: Happy Holidays

‘Tis the season to be Jolly, tra la la la la….

Some festive #ilfordfridayfavourites  this week. We hope you all have a lovely break and we’ll see you in the new year. Continue reading “Friday favourites: Happy Holidays”

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