Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hand Processed

Holga Camera / Ilford HP 5 / hand processed / PMK Pyro

Just for comparison this image was hand processed by me. The identical image in the below post was processed by a commercial lab. Look at the sky in both images. The uneven development is evident in the sky. The inconsistent density in the middle of the sky make the image look old and possible contaminated by bad chemistry. I'm not talking about the vignetting in the corners that's due to the camera and lens. My hand processed image (above) has a nice gradient that is consistent throughout the sky area. This image was taken with a $25 dollar plastic Holga camera and the one below was take with a $2,000.00 Hasselblad. Ouch!

1 comment:

Rick said...

Hi, Nice shot there! We are currently progressing with the construction of the HolgaDirect website and are hoping to get it live within the next month. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive resource and shop for Holga related photography and cameras. For now you can follow our progress on Twitter or Sign up on the website. (Details Below)

Twitter: HolgaDirect (