Shooting Expired Kodak Film

Last year I won the Ginnel Foto Fest Analogue awards. Part of my prize was being sent a box full of film. Some I’ve used before such as portra and Agfa, but there was also a roll of Kodak Tri X medium format film estimated to be 50 years old.

I have always wanted to shoot it so last weekend when me and my cousin went to Peacehaven. A small suburban town on the English coast where my cousin, Harry, grew up.

I got some surprisingly good results..

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If you ever get your hands on some expired film be sure to double check if your local lab develops it. After walking 40 minutes to mine it turns out they don’t develop expired films. If you’re based in the UK I would strongly recommend AG Photolab who are super friendly and based in Birmingham. I sent the film off on Wednesday and got it back today!

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4 thoughts on “Shooting Expired Kodak Film

  1. Loved the video. Ahhh the nostalgia of tearing the foil off a new roll of film…then the smell of the celluloid as you thread it into the camera. A lost art!!

    • Thank you! If you get the chance shoot some more film! There’s nothing like it!

    • Thank you, I was apprehensive about the results but I have been surprised by how they’ve come out! Just make sure you have a local lab that’ll develop them then happy shooting!

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