Test shoot: Kimberly

Written by Nasir Hamid on January 9th, 2012

With the joy of shooting on film comes the ability to have lots of different combinations of cameras, lenses, films and developers to choose from. When trying something out for the first time I often like to do a test shoot where I get to experiment a little and a model in return gets some experience and some unique images for their portfolio. These images are from a lunch break test shoot I did with Kimberly around Oxford. A great thing about shooting on film is that you don’t spend time between shots staring at a tiny LCD screen on the back of the camera inspecting a histogram to see if the exposure was correct or trying to decide on whether you like the shot you just made. With film there’s more of a flow instead of start stop, start stop. In total I think we spent 20mins for this shoot. These are just a few shots from the roll.

[Tech info:] Mamiya RZ67 with 110/2.8 lens loaded with Fuji Neopan 400 film which is a black & white film that needs processing through C41 colour negative chemistry. Processed and scanned by me.

Coffee shop window.

Turl Street.

Radcliffe Square.

Double exposure test on Fuji instant pack film (FP-3000B).


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Justin Snapp says:

    I am curious why you say Neopan 400 needs processing through C-41? I didn’t know one could even process it as C-41. Did you mean a different film?

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      Hey Justin, when I got back into using film last year (after many years of using only digital) I bought a random selection of films to test out. Among them was the roll of Fuji Neopan which was a black & white film that needed to be processed in C41 chemistry (similar to Ilford XP2). It’s confusing because there are Neopan films that are designed for regular black & white chemistry too. I recently bought a job lot of 35mm film and included was a lot of the C41 Neopan so look out for some test shots in the coming months.

      Thanks for your questions, it’s always nice to hear from people that are visiting my blog. I’ve noticed the page views have been increasing so I was hoping that comments might too 🙂

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