Week 36 ….. Let’s push it …..


I have been shooting film like mad over the last couple of weeks especially since getting a C41 home kit.

So between the 52 Rolls project, The FP4 Party and playing around with cross processing I have a backlog of stuff to post here and over on my other 2 blogs (see at bottom of post for details)

52-rolls-week-36I may have mentioned loads of times that my goto film is ilford HP5, I love everything about this film …

The Grain … Contrast … Sharpness and the ability to push or pull it and get gorgeous results.

This roll was shot at iso 3200 and processed in ilfotec HC using the massive dev app for the dilutions and times.52-rolls-week-36-016I have shot Delta 3200 a few times and didn’t really get on with it even when pulling it to 1600, it didn’t give me the same look as I get with HP5 when shot at the same iso.52-rolls-week-36-020To be honest the light in most of this roll was pretty good and the only image that really need to be at 3200 was the 1st frame of my son shot on the Nikon F90 with the 50mm @f1.8

But as the film was in the camera I tried to capture some images that would benefit from the extra grain/contrast I get when pushing.52-rolls-week-36-022 52-rolls-week-36-019

All in all if I could only ever use one film then it would be HP5 and I would probably shoot it @800+ all the time too…..52-rolls-week-36-024 52-rolls-week-36-023 52-rolls-week-36-021 52-rolls-week-36-018 52-rolls-week-36-017

Thanks for looking…..

You can find more of my stuff at

https://usingfilm.wordpress.com/ and https://timdobbsphotography.wordpress.com/

and on Twitter as @timdobbsphoto

5 thoughts on “Week 36 ….. Let’s push it …..

  1. Pingback: Week 36 ….. Let’s push it ….. | tim dobbs photography

  2. I’m currently shooting on my first roll of Delta 3200, but this post is pretty convincing. I’ll have to try pushing HP5 instead and compare soon. Thanks for sharing.

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