Hello from Thailand
I have been photographing b&w on films for almost a year. My father was a semi-pro doing hand-colouring on b&w prints. When he passed away several years ago I inherited all of his cameras and darkroom equipments. However it took me some time to start doing film photography just because I thought traditional photography is tedious and expensive. Yes it might be a bit costly, but I love every moment from picture taking to developing to printing. With b&w film I create the kind of pictures that I really love - which could not have been made with digital photography.
I'm still in the experiment phase, playing with Leicas, Zorki, Nikons, and old Pentax. I also love the detail and smoothness of medium format film from my Rolleiflex. For the films I mainly use Tri-X and HP5+. Developer used to be D-76 but recently moved to Ilfotec HC just because D-76 was not available at the moment. I used to try traditional darkroom print and love it, but there is not much paper choices and they are expensive, plus I often get sick by darkroom odour which is a great source of concern for my wife. Hence for now I am content with hybrid workflow using a camera scan technique which yield better result that flatbed scanning.
As for the subject matter I tend to photograph nature and portraiture. I only photograph things that I like - something that impress me positively. You can see some of my photos in my Google+ profile: https://plus.google.com/105042106999818885336
Welcome to APUG, Chitpong. Glad to see and hear that someone is keeping up traditional techniques in Thailand.
Welcome to the forum Chitpong. :) Enjoy your stay. Sounds like you have an interesting history with film.
Actually yes. My dad used T-MAX 400 extensively. However as a child I was so impressed with some of his photos that used Tri-X and HP5+. These two films look more real, more pleasant to me.
Hell Chitpong and a warm welcome to APUG.
Welcome to APUG , writing from Istanbul. I am agree with you, I believe and sure that TriX is better film than Tmax. Its good to know you made a step and using HC110 now. That is one of the best developer you can buy. I read You have Leicas , thats excellent , many forum members are craving for a Leica , they buy it and force to sell later because their all money gone to Leica.
I agree , Rolleiflex and Zeiss is so smooth sometimes that I dont like. If you decide to sell some cameras , keep Leicas at your hand , you will never be able to buy them again , their prices are so high and quality there is no way to live without it.
What about the Leicas , what have you got ?
Welcome Home Chitpong !
Enjoy The Weekend !
Chitpong - hello and welcome to APUG!! :D
Sawadee krup and welcome!
Welcome to APUG Chitpong!