“For the first time, I had felt betrayed. Years and years of an industry and marketing teaching me that Kodak Tri-X 400 was the absolute best and that there is no reason for you to go out there and try anything else.”
“Why someone told me that it’s a great film for street photography is honestly a bit beyond my comprehension.”
While Kodak has created an analog film culture in the street photography community that is almost synonymous Kodak Tri-X 400, Ilford films have also been incredibly popular in capturing everyday life on celluloid.
You just need to be in touch with your inner artist.
Black and white is important to the future of art in the world because everything is always so busy and nobody can concentrate on anything for more than 5 seconds anymore.
“You know Robert Delpire a french photograph said one day that, ‘What I like in a photograph is the silence and black and white is silence.'” says Photographer Christophe Thillier, who states that he’s a big user of Kodak TMax 400 film in an email to us. Mr. Thillier is a geologist who works in remote places. He shares with us that he’s generally in deserts and that that’s where silence prevails. Deserts, where the light is extremely sharp and hard, also does well with Kodak TMax 400.
If you’re a fan of Kodak Tri-X 400, you should really give Kodak T-Max 400 and see what you’re missing.
Kind of boils down to personal preference – as in what subjects you like to shoot…”
More and more lifestyle photography is being done with film these days; and for great reason.
Kodak T-Max 400 works in a different way from Kodak Tri-X 400. Let’s explore it a bit.
F8 and be there! Well…sort of.
Pushing and pulling Kodak Tri-x, exposing, studio lights and a whole lot more are covered here.
For many years, photographers everywhere trusted Kodak Tri-x not only for its reliability, but also because it was simply just an incredible black and white film emulsion. Over the years it evolved and these days only the ISO 400 variant still remains. It’s a high speed film that is still in use with street photographers, documentary photographers, and well honestly a lot more than that. It’s prized for its look combined with it’s price point.
“When a photograph is captured on film, you are freezing a moment in time that would otherwise only live in your memory.”
“Since typical street shooters need to capture fast-changing moments, the faster the film the better.”
If you are just getting started in B&W film photography, before you decide which brand of B&W film to go with, you should first consider what your subject will be. This will determine which speed of film to use in order to have the best results.
“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.”