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Ektar - I wish I'd discovered it earlier by rick

I came across some friends work recently and loved how the film he used delivered great colour and fine grain. It was clear from the images I saw that this wasn’t a film stock Id seen or comes across before. The film stock in question was Kodaks Ektar 35. Now, vivid colour is something I love to shoot and incorporate into my work so it was time to try a roll out myself. The results, well, Im super chuffed with them. There are all what I expected and more.

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falmouth town

Now as you can see from the images above, the colour is punchy and vivid and the grain is super fine. Its a film that lends itself to bold colours and detail. When shooting my first roll of Ektar, I made sure I targeted bold colourful subjects to get the best out of it. At the same time, I thought Id try a few other options such as portrait and interiors. As you see, Ektar also offers some nice rich tones too and delivers on that front as well.

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Porthminster beach huts
Hayle Towans views

To summerize then. Is it a film that Im going to be using on a regular basis? Hell, yes… Its also a film id be keen to try out on Medium Format. Given how good it is and the right subject matters and light, I feel pretty sure it will deliver on all counts. Watch this space

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.