I bought myself an R72 infrared filter today so that I can try out some black and white infrared photography. Have any of you had a go with this kind of thing? any tips you could give me would be great help :) ?
This is part 3 in a mini series comparing the processes of digital printing vs darkroom printing. After watching it I’m still not sure which I prefer, I guess I’ll have to experiment a little more with darkroom prints to see which works for me.
With analog photography I often find myself putting in a lot of hard work which for some reason or another ends in failure; it’s really easy to get frustrated and down on yourself when things don’t go right. I’ve been watching Ted Forbes for the last few years and he always reminds me that the issues I experience are not unique to me but all analog photographers who are trying to make better pictures. One thing that I’ve learnt is that there wouldn’t be any point in doing any of this if it were easy. “It has nothing to do with the technology that’s driving it, it has everything to do with saying something about the person who made it.”
I just want to thank you all for the messages of encouragement that you send me every day.
my test roll in the 120pan didn’t come out too well. i decided to experiment and shoot it without using the frame mask in the hope that it would produce results similar to the 120n when shot in the same way..i was quite wrong. every image overlapped and the image’s placement on the film wasn’t centered. i also had a lot of trouble winding the film onto the film reel for development which is why there are a lot of creases in the images. i’ll give this camera another go, this time with the frame mask in place and see how i feel about the results; otherwise i might consider taking the lens off and attaching it to a 4x5 large format camera which i’ve been thinking about doing for a while. failed experiments are all part of the fun :)
here are some more shots from wellington airport. i plan on putting my first lot of film through the holga 120pan tomorrow which i’m quite excited for, it will only be a test roll so i can get to know the camera and see if i like her personality. she’s certainly quite beautiful on the outside.
holga 120n ilford Hp5+ developed in d76 at 1:3 for 22 minutes
i’m starting to feel that my holga negatives are getting to the point where they’re good enough in quality to print from directly using an enlarger. i don’t know much about which papers and paper developers work well so it would be great if you guys could help me out?