Ilford’s HP5+ is one of the industry standards for black and white film – an inexpensive 400 ASA emulsion available almost everywhere and used by almost everyone at some point in their film-shooting career. It’s recommended regularly for beginner film photographers, professionals looking for versatility, as a go-to for all sorts of lighting conditions, or for the great balance of speed and grain.
Author name: Kieran Newman
I'm a musician and fairly recent convert to film photography - taking it up during the first lockdown to fill a creative gap left by gigs being cancelled. I like to experiment with different and unusual combinations of camera, film and chemicals, primarily shooting landscapes.