Of Living Radiance

ORWO’s DP3 is a tough film to work with. First, it’s rated at 3iso. This is, of course, no deal breaker. I shot this handheld in a Zorki 4. It was a sunny day and I had no problem hitting the 3iso. However, I should have shot it at 1.5 or even 1.

While this photo is more or less fine as far as exposure goes, the rest – almost all of them – are thickly dark.

DP3 was a “direct positive” film used for making slides of negatives. Since it’s photosensitive, you can shoot it like normal film if that’s what you want to do.

ORWO still makes a version of it called DP31, which they rate at 3iso. You can buy it by the single role or in bulk.


‘Of Living Radiance’

Camera: Zorki 4 (c1956)
Film: ORWO DP3 (x-1987); 3iso
Process: HC-110B; 6.5min

Coulee City, Grant County, Washington


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