Sugar Rush (Why This Big Kid Has Such A Sweet Tooth For Expired Film)

One of the delights of film photography is the range of film emulsions available. With brand new film there's still enough of a range available to suit every need for an enthusiastic amateur like me, from the very cheap yet surprisingly versatile and impressive AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200 upwards. But if you're prepared to delve… Continue reading Sugar Rush (Why This Big Kid Has Such A Sweet Tooth For Expired Film)

The Three Faces of Expired Film Photography

"Using expired film is risky, foolish and virtually always ends in disappointing, unappealing photographs, so why bother?" This might be the kind of advice you hear from some quarters, but it's certainly not been my experience, very far from it. In fact, over the last three or four years, I'd estimate over 80% of the… Continue reading The Three Faces of Expired Film Photography

Expired Emulsions – Ferrania Solaris 200

The first post in this Expired Emulsions series introduced some of the reasons why I love using expired film, and how I use it. One of my favourites is Ferrania Solaris 200 FG Plus. When I first got into film photography in mid 2012, my early film purchases were Fuji Superia 200 and 400, bought from… Continue reading Expired Emulsions – Ferrania Solaris 200