Sunday, November 05, 2006
"How do you get that grainy effect?"
Does this mean anything in the digital age, to the digital boys with their digital toys?
"Tabular-grain film is a type of photographic film that includes T-max films from Kodak (with Kodak's T-grain emulsion), Delta films from Ilford and the Fuji Neopan films. The silver halide crystals in the film emulsion are flatter and more tabular (hence T-Grain). By spreading the crystal area out to intercept more light, Kodak and Ilford were able to increase the film speed without an increase in the overall graininess. Normally, without tabular grains, faster films with cubic or pebble-like crystals have a grainy appearance due to the larger silver grains that result from the required larger silver halide crystal volumes."
Thanks to Petr (see link at right) for this.
The photo is tabular-grain in it's purest form.