Author: Renars Matvejs

My name is Renars and I am a Latvian photographer if you can call me that. I am a student at Riga School of Design and Arts and only recently started shooting film. The reason why I bought a film camera in the first place was my wish for a digital one along with having almost no money. It was November 2018, when my Fujica St705w arived at my doorstep from france and I fell in love with it instantly. From the time I loaded film in it and shot the first frame I hadn't had a thought of getting myself a digital camera. I am still learning and finding my style, but I try to shoot as many different film stocks as budget allows at as many different places as I can. Although I photograp just about anything worthy, I am mostly interested in portrait and street photography.
Mar 29, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Ilford Delta 3200 by Renars Matvejs

Ilfords Delta line of films is for a more specific use, available at iso 100, 400 and 3200. More expensive than HP5+ and also slightly harder to work with in general. In this case I chose to shoot with the EI3200 film. This i

Mar 7, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Ilford XP2 by Renars Matvejs

Ilford XP2 is a unique black and white film that was meant to be developed with color film developers. For me this is perfect, because my local shop charges less for color film developing. This film behaves very nicely in any

Mar 6, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Ilford HP5+ pulled to EI200 by Renars Matvejs

Ilford is a well known company in b&w film market. HP5+ is one of their most popular film stocks today because of it's flexibility as a good all-around black and white film, both for casual and professional use. For the c

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Mar 6, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Kodak Gold 200 by Renars Matvejs

Kodak Gold is the second of two cheap Kodak film stocks only available in 35mm rolls. Very similar in performance to the ColorPlus 200 film and with an unnoticeable difference in most situations. This film is medium speed of 200

Mar 6, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Fujicolor PRO400H by Renars Matvejs

Fujicolor Pro400H became my favourite colour film from the first roll I shot. This color-negative form fujifilm, intended for "professional" use, whatever that means, is a high speed (400iso) fine grain film with great color

Mar 6, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Kodak ColorPlus 200 by Renars Matvejs

Kodak ColorPlus 200 being one of the cheapest film options as of right now is also the one I have used most. Being medium speed of iso 200 it's a great general use film, that works well in bright sunlight and well lit indoor situ

Mar 6, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Fujicolor C200 by Renars Matvejs

Fujifilms Fujicolor C200 is a medium speed, budget color film. It's one of the cheapest 36 exposure color films along with Kodaks Gold and Color Plus which are also 200 iso. It's a great film for trips, when buying more and havin

Mar 6, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Kodak TX400 by Renars Matvejs

Kodak TX400 is one of THE MOST well known Kodak B&W films, made for high contrast and low, well managed grain at a high speed of 400 iso. Particularly great for portraits because of the hight contrast and well suited for stre

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