May 13, 2011 § 7 Comments
Lately, there have been some complaints about how the First Flush version of Impossible Project PX 680 color film is performing for people. Yes, it yields different results from the Beta test version, but you can get great shots with it.
By keeping the print warmer while it is developing (tucked under your arm, maybe), you will improve the contrast of your images. Additionally, over the course of a few days, the speckling/mottling will fade, and the colors and tones will deepen.
Here, I’ve included scans showing the progression of the film over 3 days. I shielded them all using the “darkslide-over-the-rollers” technique (If unfamiliar with this technique, just ask!) and tucked them under my arm to keep them warm. I scanned them on the day they were taken, then 2 days after. I have auto-exposure and auto-color-correct features turned off on my scanner software, and I do not adjust them in any way in Photoshop. They’ve just been cleaned up a bit and I removed tiny fibers and whatnot.
So let your images cook for a few days. And remember, the warmer the print is while developing, the better your contrast will be. You may still see speckling or mottling in the lighter, underexposed areas, but hey, our factory team is always working hard to fix problems because they want the film to work just as beautifully as you do.
May 5, 2011 § 11 Comments
I usually showcase my own photography here, but I wanted to change things up a bit, in honor of the official release of The Impossible Project’s PX 680 Color Shade First Flush film. I put together some of my favorite photos taken by others, using this amazing new film…
(Taken by Miguel Angel. Visit his Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelanstrum.)
(Taken by Adam Goldberg. Visit his site at adamgoldbergdilettante.com.)
(Taken by Anne Bowerman. Visit her Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniebee/.)
(Taken by Jessica Hibbard. View Jess’ website: Analog Adventures, LLC.)
(Taken by Juli Werner. Visit her website at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/juli/.)
(Taken by Sarah Rubens. Visit her Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51674556@N00/.)
(Taken by Janel Jasper. Visit her website at: http://thedesertlovesyou.blogspot.com/.)
(Taken by George Wells. Visit his Flickr photostream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/redlomo/.)
(Taken by Jeff Hutton. View his website at: http://www.jeffhuttonphoto.com/.)
(Taken by Jake Messenger. Visit his website: http://jakemessenger.com/.)
(Taken by B. Johnson. Visit his Flickr photo stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/buradori/.)
(Taken by Ludwig West. Visit his Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ludwigwest/.)
(Taken by Azuree Wiitala. View her website at www.xoazuree.com.)
The above photos were taken using Impossible Project PX 680 Beta test film. The newly-released PX 680 First Flush film might yield different results for you, as the Impossible factory team is working constantly to adjust and perfect the film they produce. PX 680 FF is now available for sale at http://www.the-impossible-project.com/
It’s amazing film. Get shooting!
And of course, please visit my photo stream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ptobin/