Developing Ilford Delta 400 at Home


                        Since I began to shoot film not long ago I was fascinated by not only the taking of images but also the making of them. Developing film couldn't have been easier yet there is a nervousness that happens as you pour the chemicals over the film and hope that you will see something after all the hard work. After opening the tank and discovering that it worked you can't wait for the film to dry and see what the final images turned out like. Here are just a few images I selected from 2 rolls of Ilford Delta 400 I shot, one just recently and the other I shot almost 3 years ago just waiting for this day. It is hard to judge the grain and sharpness of this Black and white film when it the first and only kind that I have ever shot. I should have a better idea when I shoot the very popular HP5 in the coming month or so. I continue to be fascinated by film because it seems to take me to a different place than digital. It's actually tough to describe other than to say it's quite calming.

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-Camera: Pentax Spotmatic & Canon A-E1 / Lens: Takumar 55 f1.8 & Canon FD 50mm f1.8 / Film: Ilford Delta 400 / Developer: Ilfosol 3  / Scanner: Epson V600                                                                                                     

One Light

Thought I would share a quick image I took today of a good friend of mine. We setup a one studio light with a 45-inch umbrella. The main light was set at 45 degrees to the subjects left and a white reflector was added for a bit of fill light 45% to the rear on the right side. In addition, I added a silver reflector in front of the subject to fill in a little more light in the face..