DCP Speaker Series: Mike Bain

Mike Bain, the North American Ilford Rep, will share the history of Ilford and discuss the resurgence of interest in film photography and the future of the art.

This event was held April 20, 2016. Click here to see what events are happening now!

Mike Bain is the US representative for Harman Technology, manufacturers of Ilford Photo black and white products. During his 28 years with Ilford Mike’s varied responsibilities, from technical support to business management, have given him a unique perspective on the traditional film world . Mike is also an avid film photographer.

  • An overview of Harman Technology / Ilford Photo including a brief history of the company since the formation of Harman 11 years ago.
  • The current state of the film photography industry from Ilford’s point of view.
  • An overview of Ilford products, stressing some of the newest and most unusual items that many clients haven’t discovered yet.
  • A discussion of the ULF (Ultra Large Format) program, allowing large format photographers to order custom sizes once a year.
  • A question and answer session about how you are using film whether as a hobbyist, fine art photographer, commercial photographer or teacher.
  • Technical Q&A about all things film.

This speaker series is presented in collaboration with:


Don’s Photo Equipment has been selling new and used photographic equipment to Dallas professionals and hobbyists for over 14 years. Conveniently located minutes from downtown Dallas, in the heart of the photo and design districts, Don’s can fill all your needs for camera bodies, lenses, darkroom equipment, lighting, background sets and more.

This speaker series is presented in collaboration with:


The Texas Photographic Society is a non-profit organization that celebrates the photographic arts, inspires the creative development of its members, and provides opportunities to engage with diverse audiences.

TPS is delighted to be celebrating over thirty years of providing programs and services for photographers and their audiences across the country. While “Texas” is in the name, TPS sustains an active international membership representing ten countries and forty four states.