Expired 120mm film

The Ten Shot Project is live !!! by rick

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The Ten Shot Project is now live. Ten shots, one theme, chosen by you. It’s a analogue based project with no pixels here. For those of you who answered our call, we thank you. What you’ve done for the project is provide us with a diverse and interesting collection of images.


Our logo represents the letter 10 in a minimal yet abstract form. The added red dot represents the proximity sensor, which completes the visual reference to the camera icon. The Ten Shot Project will continue to evolve and we’ll be adding new features along the way. You can find us on line as well as on Instagram. If you’re interested in submitting your work, we’d love to hear from you. Check out our submission page. We welcome you all.

the 10 shot project.... by rick


Im constantly looking for new ideas and projects to shoot at the moment. I generally start with a rough idea in my head, then look on line for some further inspiration and then think how I might display that project. However, this project needed to be about other photographers rather than me. Its also a project I wanted to share and it was super easy to find someone to collaborate with, Gareth Morton. A cracking film photographer who will bring a wealth of his knowledge to the project.

So, here’s the idea I came up with. The “ten shot project”. Ten shots, one theme, chosen by yourself and then submitted for review by way of our site. A social platform where we can share your work for all to see.


My first roll of Velvia - but mistakes were made...... by rick

I shot this roll of film the same way as I shoot most rolls of film. Dropped into my Hassy and reeled off the 12 shots. Once Id shot it, I sent it off to the guys at Ag Photolab and then got a message from them to say the roll I sent was a roll of E6 slide film, not a roll of C41 I so often send them. Opps....
The film in question was Fujichrome Velvia 50. This roll, like all my other rolls of film that Im currently shooting was expired. I don't often make adjustments with expired film unless I feel I need to do so. I like to see what age has done to the film, if anything. Anyhow, the Velvia box speed for this roll was ISO50, but then, I notice my second mistake. I take all my light reading through my M6 and set the Leica's ISO dail accordingly to which film Im using. However, half way through shooting this roll, I discovered I'd set it to 150, yet another mistake by me and given that error it would now seem that my final results will be pretty well under exposed. What an idiot !! I always check the details of what film Im loading into my camera to ensure its the correct choice for me with regards the subject matter thats I'll be shooting that day but on this occasion Id clearly had one of those moments and forgotten the basic's. It certainly wont happen again

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Today, the negatives's came back. Were they under exposed? Not in the slightest. In fact, for me, all 12 are on the money. Outstanding on the colour front which is great for me and in addition to that, there pin sharp - Ive just found a new love, shooting  Fujichrome Velvia 50.

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going fully expired- Part one by rick

Ive only just realised that over the last few months, Ive been shooting nothing other than expired film. Now there's nothing wrong with that as the results you can get from expired stock can often be as good as up to date film. So, with that in mind I have now decided to shoot only expired film. I currently have 40 plus rolls in the fridge dating from 1992 to 2012. With regards to their previous storage conditions which can be key, I can only go on the info I was given (fridge stored) at the time when I bought them on line. Thats part of the gamble you take when shooting expired film....

 Fujicolor Reala 100
Fuji NPS 120 film ISO160
Fuji chrome Velvia RVP120
Fujicolor Pro 400H
 Fujicolor NPH 400
 Fujifilm Superia x-tra 400
Kodak Tmax 400

Enclosed are the first few images for this project (part one) which were shot on on Hasselblad 500C/M. All of these were shot at standard box speed with no adjustments

Kodak Porta 160

Kodak Porta 160

Kodak Ektar 160

Kodak Ektar 160

Kodak Ektar

Kodak Ektar

Kodak Porta 160

Kodak Porta 160