Photographic Film Reviews – There is no “best” film. There is also an almost infinite amount of possibilities when it comes to any particular film emulsion. As such, one person’s experiences with one film can differ from the next persons. There is also something in the region of 200 different films on the market today. Below you will find just some experiences of some films.

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Ilford XP2 – High Street Superhero – Film Review – By Ted Ayre

I like knowing how things work. This is partly why I took up film photography in the first place, because I wanted to understand how pictures could be made. However, I’m not in a position to have a darkroom setup, and at the moment I’m more interested in the results of using film photography as a medium. That means I love seeing my scans come through to my email, trying out different film stocks, and being present with my camera in that moment. For me, the development process is something I’m happy to leave to professionals for now.

Kodak T-Max 400 – Is it my cup of T-grain? – Quick Film Review – By Ted Ayre

When it comes to B&W film choices we are blessed with an abundance of choice, from small companies and creative stocks, to stalwarts of the film industry. I knew of Kodak’s T-Max range for a while, and that it had been used for many celebrity portraits and studio work for years, however I’d avoided it because it said ‘professional’ on the side – and I am very much an enthusiastic amateur!

Tree photographed on Lomography Turquoise

Lomography Turquoise 35mm Film Review

3 cameras, one film. The Leica CL, Canon Rebel K2, and Diana Mini take on Lomography Turquoise in an attempt to get to the heart of this gloriously strange film and see what it can do.

Landing on a gallery full of Lomography’s LomoChrome Turquoise film is arriving at another planet to find color as we know it turned upside down. Yellows and oranges become blues, blues become orange, greens turn sea green/emerald, and reds become a rich shade of purple.

Lomography sent me a few rolls of Turquoise to test out and this is my cross-my-heart honest review of the film. Let’s dive in…

Cinestill 400D vs Kodak Portra 400 – Film Review – By Ted Ayre

Let’s face it, Kodak Portra 400 is the predominant colour negative film of the decade. When Fujifilm inexplicably pulled Pro400H off the market, it left Kodak to dominate the medium-speed colour negative film market. It’s so ubiquitous that those looking for an alternative might be hard pressed to find it. Well with Cinestill 400D we have been provided a warm Californian alternative to Portra’s cool East Coast vibes.

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