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neopan 400

One of the aspects of film I enjoy the most is the ability to shoot with a different film types and feel like I have a camera.

You would be amazed at how excited I am to get my hands on new-to-me film, load it in my camera, and shoot away happily – simply imagining the goodness that is captured.

As is the case with Fuji Neopan 400 black and white film – I love the grain in these captures.

These images also hold another first for me – they were processed and scanned by Richard’s Photo Lab.  I’ve always used local photography labs to develop my film.  This was the first time that I actually dropped film in the mail.  I must admit that I am amazed at the results.  It has proven to me that where you process your film makes a huge difference.

  • Niru - July 25, 2012 - 10:57 pm

    I don’t know much about film photography (I so wish to experience film someday), but the balance of light and shadow in these photos is really something and those grains, that softness somehow makes the moment/mood in them more tangible.
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  • Pink Ronnie - July 26, 2012 - 5:13 am

    I am completely smitten with these images. Wow, you really inspire me to consider film photography one day in the future.
    Ronnie xoReplyCancel

  • Vickie - July 26, 2012 - 7:45 am

    these are gorgeous, especially love the succulent by the windowReplyCancel

  • Dottie - July 26, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Beautiful! I have never used Fuji Neopan – such a Kodak girl – but now I’m interested. These are rich and creamy like Tmax (of course, your use of soft light makes a huge difference) while having a tiny more grain like Tri-X.

    For developing, I’ve tried three mail-away and several local labs. Richard Photo is hands down the best; their work is near-perfect and I adjust the scans very little, if at all. The downsides are the cost (less expensive than my local pro lab, but much more expensive than the other mail-aways) and the wait time of up to four weeks. So I save RPL for very important film, such as weddings. I use North Coast Photo for second-level important film, such as vacation photos. Their enhanced scans are very nice, although I have to adjust color a bit. Most everything else goes to the local Ritz camera one-hour lab.

    p.s. Nice to see your F100 come out to play. :)ReplyCancel

  • Milynn - July 30, 2012 - 9:10 pm

    These photos are just stunning! I’m new here and I am so loving your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - August 1, 2012 - 12:27 am

    beautiful shots, the right flower in the diptych is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • sarah - August 2, 2012 - 11:20 am

    i adore all of these. you’ve got me absolutely itching to try some neopan now. and i know exactly that feeling you describe, because new film has so much potential, and you don’t know what’s going to come of it, but that’s pretty damn exhilarating. the tones and softness here are magic. there’s no way digital could ever live up to film, when film is done right.ReplyCancel

  • Justyna - August 26, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Oh stunning! I love neopan, it used to be my fav film back in the days, must repeat the experience. Thanks.ReplyCancel