It’s no secret that I’ve really been enjoying shooting Rollei Retro 400s, a very beautiful black and white film. I’ve mostly shot it at box speed, 400, but have also played around with it at EI 1600 as well. Both speeds offer great results. I’ve been a little anxious to do an intimate portraiture photo shoot with this film ever since I shot the first roll and saw the results.
I’ve been referring to this film as “moody” and thought it would be really interesting to see how that moody film might work for the beauty photography and portrait work I do. Well, I finally got to find out when I used it on my recent photo shoot with Tonya. I’ll share the results and my thoughts on this film in this episode.
Film: Rollei Retro 400s pushed to 1600
Developer: Kodak HC-110 (b), 68°F/20°C for 16 minutes (normally 6:30 when shot at EI 400)
These are the photos that I shot on the second roll of film that day; the roll that didn’t get exposed to light.
Okay, these are some of the shots from the first roll I shot that day; from the roll that did get exposed to light.