Ilford Ultra Large Format Film Ordering is Now Open

July 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

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The annual Ilford Ultra Large Format Film ordering window is open until August 19th, so I wanted to make sure you were aware in case you wanted to place an order.

I have to be honest; I am less interested in commercial film as time passes for my ultra large format negative mediums. 

As you may already know, paper negatives, meaning silver gelatin darkroom papers, can be a good choice for many ULF photographers.  I have a playlist dedicated to paper negatives on my YouTube channel that you can check out and maybe find some inspiration. 

In the new Ultra Large Format Forum, I just posted a note asking premium members what type of videos they want me to create.  I am personally exploring several non-commercial options because I want a long-term sustainable workflow that meets my personal and creative intentions.  

Modern sheet film is truly a marvel, but at the current prices and consistent supply chain issues, there has never been a better time, in my opinion, to explore alternatives. 

Ilford Ultra Large Format FIlmIlford Ultra Large Format FIlm ILFORD ULF PROGRAM: The annual Ilford ULF program for 2022 is one of the best ways to buy high-quality Ilford film in bulk. 

You can order from the list of authorized dealers until August 19, 2022, with expected delivery by the end of the year. 

It can feel expensive, but the cost of film only goes up in price every year, so I recommend buying as much as you can and putting it in a freezer. 

I shoot 16x20, which is $30 a sheet now, and 8x20 is $15 a sheet.  Ouch...  Tip, watch my latest YouTube videos for some good options that you can explore other than film if the cost is too high for your budget. 

I have a separate deep freeze in the darkroom for my ULF film and paper.  Annual orders typically occur in the summer, and then you receive the film at the end of the year.  The best way to ensure you don't miss the program is to subscribe to my YouTube channel

Here is a document made available by Ilford for their ULF resellers. 

Here are a few places that you can check that may have some overstock available from time to time.  Photo Warehouse and on this page occasionally post about ULF film, View Camera Store.

Let me know if there are other resources that we need to add here. 

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MY FOUR PILLARS THAT DRIVE EVERYTHING I DO

Ice Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim LaytonIce Princess 30x40 Silver Gelatin Fine Art Wild Horse Print by Tim Layton My handmade Wild Horse Platinum & Palladium Fine Art is based on four guiding principles: Truth, Justice, Difference, and Identity.  

These core principles run like a ribbon through my artwork from beginning to end.

TRUTH: I see truth as a primary objective when I create a new body of work.  Truth is the one thing that stands the test of time; without it, we have nothing or no purpose. I seek the truth about wild horses in America and tell their story through my handmade artwork. 

JUSTICE: There are many injustices in the world.  I am drawn like a moth to a flame to tell the stories of wild horses because they have no voice and are under relentless attacks in the 21st century.  Wild horses in America are in the fight of their life, and without help, they will quickly become something future generations only read about in history books.

DIFFERENCE: I sincerely want to help make a difference for wild horses and fight for their right to live wild and free.  I have been forever changed because of wild horses. I am on a mission to raise awareness about their current issues and challenges, so people can come together and find lasting and reasonable solutions to the current crisis.

IDENTITY: When I got my first camera in 1975, everything changed because I realized that I had a voice that was much bigger than myself, and I could inspire and motivate people to make a difference in the world. I have always been drawn to the awe of nature and wildlife, and when I started following wild horses regularly in 2015, my eyes were opened, and I realized I was where I needed to be, and they needed my help. My path forward is clear and filled with purpose and joy.

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