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Brandon Currey

B&W Photos for baby & mom

I need some help in deciding on the film to use for some maternity and baby pictures. I would like to take some pics in B&W and color. What would be the best film to use? I'd like to use a low speed of around 100 if possible.

I know Kodak makes some 400 speed film, that can be processed anywhere, but I've used it once and it seemed grainy. I'd like to stay away from it if possible. I'd like to get true BW film, and have it processed on BW paper. I don't plan on having the film processed at a one hour lab.

Is there much difference in film when it is called "professional grade"?

I'd appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks!

I have a Canon Rebel. Most of the pics will be taken with a Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens.

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8/19/2005 10:43:18 AM

Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
  On B&H you can get Ilford's film. They have an "FP4" which is a good all around B&W film. Kodak has 125PX which isn't contrasty like most pans. Unless you want that "old man farmer" look, you know what I mean on those one pics avoid films with "pan" in the name. Pan basically means super contrast. Anyways I really love using FP4 and 125PX on my portraits.
Good luck!


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8/19/2005 10:56:31 AM

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