“Pushing film” means you shoot a film at a higher ISO than what it is rated for. Shooting a 100 ISO film at 200 ISO means it’s pushed +1 or “one stop”. Shooting it at 400 means it’s pushed +2 or “two stops” and so on.
From my experience this increases the contrast and removes details from the shadows, resulting in a more “dramatic” look and some I’ve come to enjoy. I usually shoot APX 100 @ 200 (+1).
ANYWAY, this time I wanted to try something completely new so I took some Lomography Lady Grey 400 film and shot at ISO 3200 film – that’s a three stop push!
All photos where taken on the Revue 6×6 and developed in Caffenol for 17 minutes.