The Fomapan Mountain



The Fomapan Experience

In order to teach myself how to develop film again, I bought a couple of rolls of Fomapan Actionfilm from Freestyle. Fomapan is made somewhere in eastern Europe and is an old school black and white film. When I say it is “old school,” I mean that it doesn’t use tabular grain technology. I have been pleasantly surprised with qualify of the finished product. I really destroyed my first couple of rolls of Fomapan developing them by hand but I was still able to produce interesting images with my scanner. I think that the film has an interesting character that is in many ways better than the more expensive films on the market.

    Fomapan Tips & Tricks

  • Divide fomapan ISO numbers in half. 400 speed becomes 200, 200 becomes 100 etc.
  • In HC110 agitate as much as you can.
  • Focus on contrast and you will be rewarded.

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One Comment

  1. Very great experience and so poetic result!! as a analogic man, i love it…lovely composition here, and the rest of the texture of the film is a beautyfull element here. This photogram doesn’t seem to be destroy at all.

    Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

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