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34 Year Old Kodak T-MAX Negatives
I was bored. There wasn't anything on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Apple TV or Hulu or HBO Max that I wanted to watch. To distract my mind from boredom I rummage throuugh a set of negatives from my early early college days with 35mm film photography.
When I was in college, the chemistry for developing 35mm colour film was expensive. As a student on a limited budget, black and white photography was an attractive option. I had access to the darkroom at the Media Centre at Drew University spendind hours experimenting and developing Kodak Tri-X Pan, Ilford HP5 and Kodak T-Max.
Kodak T-MAX Professional is a black and white film that is for decades has been known for its high resolution, sharpness, and fine grain. It has a nominal sensitivity of ISO 100 or 400, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of lighting conditions.
One of the key features of T-MAX Professional is its T-Grain emulsion technology, which produces extremely fine grain and smooth tonal gradations. This makes it a popular choice among photographers who want to achieve a high level of detail and sharpness in their images.
T-MAX Professional also has a wide exposure latitude, which allows for greater flexibility in a variety of lighting conditions. It can be pushed to higher ISOs without sacrificing image quality, making it a useful tool for low-light situations or for creating dramatic effects.
In addition to its technical features, T-MAX Professional is also known for its classic black and white look, with deep blacks and bright whites that create striking contrast. It has been a popular choice among fine art photographers, as well as for documentary, portrait, and landscape photography.
Author: Khürt Williams
Hello, I'm Khürt, a Gen X-er residing near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, and photography, capturing moments with digital and 35mm film cameras. I find solace in the woods through hiking, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres. My tech interests are towards open-source software, Linux, UNIX, and Apple products, particularly macOS.
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