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 casual user this works as a good, slightly cheaper alternative to Kodaks professional b&w films. For the more advanced photographer this film provides you with great push and pull characteristics as well as small grain.
I shot this film at iso 200. Pulling it one stop gave me more shadow details retaining the highlight at correct exposure. Shooting at box speed of iso 400 this film is slightly less contrasty than Kodaks Tri-X, but also with a lot less grain, pushing this film to EI800 might give you a similar overall look as the Tri-X with similar grain performance.
A lovely addition is a chart, found printed inside the box, for what developers to use in what ratios for whatever speed you decide to shoot this film at, it really goes to show Ilfords involvement in the film comunity.
Camera used: Fujica St705w with many different lenses-35mm roll, shot over a period of 4 days, kept in a cool place while not in use
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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.