Pushing Kodak Ektar 100


CAMERA: HASSELBLAD 503CX | DEVELOPING AND SCANNING: FOTOFABRIK

Mistakes, especially in film photography, can yield surprising results. I am by no means an expert, but based on experience, unexpected results can add to the satisfaction of the whole process.

Pushing Ektar to 400 wasn’t a choice. I made an error using another film camera to gauge my exposure, not remembering that the film I loaded there was ASA 400. I know. Duh.

I thought I’d share some photos from that roll. Perhaps someone who is curious or thinking about pushing Kodak Ektar can use this as a general (not professional) guide and know what to expect.

The following photos were not developed or scanned by me. Although I have started developing my own black and white film (it’s awesome), I have not learned how to develop colour film. Yet.

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I’ll definitely try pushing Ektar to ASA 400 again and post the resulting images in a future blog post.

Thanks for visiting!

Have you tried pushing Ektar to ASA 400? Or would you rather use another film stock? If you have any tips or want to share your experience with Ektar, leave me a comment below.

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All images Copyright © 2017 by She Escobar, all rights reserved. Images may not be copied, downloaded, printed or otherwise disseminated without express written permission of She Escobar.
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  1. I asked my friend and he recommended ilford hp5 400. I’m not sure about color though. Any suggestions?

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  2. I never thought of pushing Ektar at all. it’s good to see, someone was willing to make the mistake and push it. Once you realized you were using the wrong speed, did you inform your lab to develop the roll with two stop push?

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  3. I have done so too. Forgot to change the ISO setting and shot it at 400ISO. Turned out great. I am happy to try again, if I need the speed.

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