I never had much interest in expired film as I was learning. I didn’t want the unpredictability of it. But as I began to hone my film photography skills, I became intrigued by the grain and grit of expired film…
Kodak Portra 400 is an extremely versatile professional film available in 35mm and 120. It loves light and handles highlights and detail retention extremely well. Rating at ISO 200 and metering for the shadows or midtones will give beautiful, warm colors and natural skin tones.
One question often asked by people wanting to try film photography is: “What type of film should I use?” And it’s actually a very good question. Considering the numerous varieties of film to choose from, and with each having its own specific strengths, weaknesses, and aesthetic look, it can be difficult to know where to start.
Ilford Delta 400 is relatively new to me. I typically shoot Ilford HP5+ (ok, actually it’s about 95% of what I shoot), but I wanted to try something different. And you know what? I love it! And yes, Delta 400 is different from HP5+. Very.