I’ve been shooting a few rolls of Delta recently to compare against Ilford HP5 which is also an ISO 400 film. What can I say, I love it. The grain seems a bit tighter, more controlled and therefore a little sharper. The contrasts and tones are wonderful. Would I choose it over HP5? It depends, If i’m going to be shooting portraits or landscapes i’d definitely go for the more controlled grain of Delta while if I was shooting on the streets i’d go for the grittier and larger grain of Hp5.
Here are some shots from the past few weeks all shot on Delta 400.
Well with uni finally over and summer just around the corner I finally have some time (well actually a lot of time) to spend on my various projects. One of them being Friends on Film, not only posting pictures but writing a lot more articles and even reviewing a few different types of film. Another part of Friends on Film that I am going to start developing/working on is the film catalogue which will hopefully become a resource for people either starting out in film photography or just wanting to discover a new type of film. With any luck, people should be able to come on to the site, click on the film catalogue menu (looking for a film?) decide what type of film they want (slide, neg, colour, b+w etc) and then discover pictures taken on various films so they can get an idea of what the images/tones/colours are like of each particular film. I’m also thinking of starting to have a monthly featured photographer. Partly to bolster the film catalogue, but also so you viewers don’t get bored of just my images. If you have any ideas or comments or would like to be featured let send me an email on email@example.com and we’ll get talking.
For now though, here are a couple of pictures taken from my new Yashica Electro 35 GS. The little guy doesn’t look to threatening but he’s quite the bokeh-monster. Enjoy.
Both images shot on Ilford FP4.