Hello all that view this thread. i bet I'm starting to become notorious for my block-o-texts. :blushing: sorry, i talk a lot. Before I ask my questions, here's a little about me and my dilemma: I primarily shoot film: (mostly) Tri-X 400 pulled @ 200. My last big project (some may know: The Body Project) was all indoors and used tri-x for the whole project. However, for lighting, I used strong light coming from a computer desk lamp that I positioned according to how I wanted the shadows to look. I never used my hotshoe flash. I have little experience with strobe lighting, and don't intend to start using studio flash any time soon. On Friday, I'll be having a shoot that requires both indoor and outdoor locations including public restroom stalls (possible low light), outdoor jacuzzi, and a university's library. I do have an off-camera flash for my film slr camera, but all I really know is bouncing light, but even that I can use some tips on. What confuses me the most is following the f-stop / distance chart on the back of my flash. It frustrates the fxck out of me. Also, I was trying to read up on strobist.com for any help but it's mostly for digital users because it has steps like "repeat until you get desired results". I honestly, don't have time to test rolls and what not, and I'm unemployed so I don't have 15$ to waste on them either. Here's the deal: A. Outside I'll be using Tmax..100 or 400, I don't know yet. B. Inside (bathroom stalls, library, and maybe a parking garage) I'll be using Tri-X, rated at 200! :thumbup: C. I prefer minimal grain, and I know Tmax is good for that, but I do love my Tri-X from my previous project: i got quite fine grain and beautiful tones. But then again, I wasn't in this dilemma back then. The first rolls for this project, I couldn't do it at 200 so I shot straight 400, the prints came out alright, but the grain was somewhat unbearable for me and I still had to shoot wide open. where's the shoot myself smiley? :er: Note: I develop in D-76 and I'm using Fiber paper Anywho, here are my questions. 1. What do you all suggest for A.? 2. Any suggestions for me on using my flash? It does have a swivel head and tilts up. Oh, and I do have a tripod. 3. I posted this same type of thread on Model Mayhem in Photographer's talk, and someone told me: "do you like grain or do you need excessive speed? if so, continue to use Tri-X. If not, use Tmax 100 outdoors. If you do choose to use Tmax, make sure you process it carefully and accurately. It is very responsive to changes in development time. If you aren't careful, you'll become one of the ones who say Tmax is a bad film." -I am a careful developer and printer, so what do you all recommend? 4. Anyone have any sample images of using Tmax 400? I've used Tmax 100 before and got good results, what do you think about 400? I have other questions but can't think right now. Thanks in advance for putting up with me and no thanks in advance to any snooty booties who comment.