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Month: December 2015

I am Aimee Lower and this is why I shoot film

We’re finishing off this year’s interviews with the wonderful Aimee Lower. Aside from being one of the very first people we engaged with on Twitter, Aimee also knows Nils Karlson, this week’s other interviewee. In fact, she not only featured him on her blog back in 2014 but also got her Ondu Pinhole from him – a coincidence we weren’t prepared for when she told us about it earlier this week! To top it all off, today (December 31st), is Aimee’s little girl’s birthday! Raise a glass for her folks, she’s still too young to drink. It’s been a while...

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Film Review: Kodak Portra 400BW (EI 100-400 mini review)

Well here’s something you don’t see every day, or every week for that matter. Ladies and gents, I’d like to introduce you to the rather unique Kodak Professional Portra 400BW – that’s black and white. It’s not a film that I’d come across before and when I found a few rolls available on eBay a while back, I jumped at the chance to grab and shoot them. This particular batch expired in June 2004 and (I’m assured), was cold stored by the seller. True or not, you’ll see from the from the images below that it hasn’t aged as well...

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I am Nils Karlson and this is why I shoot film

Hailing from “rainy” Germany, todays interviewee is a man of strength, compassion and talent. Not happy with lugging around his huge Mamiya RB67 and (lovely) Pentacon Six, Nils Karlson is also to be found walking around the beaches and countryside of Europe with one of his dogs strapped to a harness (that’s the strength bit). As far as compassion and photographic telent are concerned, read on. There are some wonderful things to see and read. Over to you, Nils.     Hi Nils, what’s this picture, then? This image is a statement about the love I feel towards my...

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I am Thomas Skrlj and this is why I shoot film

Today we’re sitting down with Thomas Skrlj (pronounced “Skurl”).  He’s a relative newcomer to this business of shooting film and has a wonderfully keen eye for color, contrast and composition. Have a meander through Thomas’ words and pictures below, something really special awaits. Over to you, Thomas.     Hi Thomas, what’s this picture, then? This picture is my first success. It was my first step into a world that would ultimately swallow me whole. This photo was taken on my first roll of film, just days after getting my Nikon FM10. It is a photo of my girlfriend. To me...

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Hyggelig – Kodak AEROCHROME III 1443 (120)

Hyggelig Kodak AEROCHROME III (1443) shot at EI 400 Color infrared slide film in 120 format shot as 6×6 Orange #21 filter     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community - all you need do is drop us a line and we'll work something out....

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I am Mike Pouliot and this is why I shoot film

We’re sitting down today with Mike Pouliot, a man whose photography oozes serenity, calm and stillness. Put down the coffee, spit out that mouthful of Red Bull and get settled in. This is your moment of Zen. Over to you, Mike.     Hi Mike, what’s this picture, then? This photo was taken on my last trip to Europe, my wife and I try to make it to Europe once a year. This was taken in the historic Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This has to be one of the most beautiful and well preserved towns I’ve ever seen. Anyway,...

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Photoset #01- Kodak Ektar 100 – +1-stop push with +1 over development

As regular readers will know, I’ve been doing #FILMSWAPs for close to six months now and things are going great guns. Since it all started back in July, I’ve been lucky enough to swap over 150 rolls (and reels) of film with around 25 like-minded film photographers from Sweden, Italy, Canada, the US and the UK, to name a just a few. Together, we’ve traded everything from infrared film and S-L-O-W black and white cine-copy stock, to expired slide films and motion picture wonderfulness. I’ll generally post a scan or two on Twitter and while I’ve written and plan on continuing to...

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I am Hans ter Horst and this is why I shoot film

“No more chimping” – Hans ter Horst isn’t the first person to have said that and her certainly won’t be the last. But, as advice from a veteran photographer who came from film, went to digital and came back, it’s advice to listen to. In context, “Cover the screen at the back of your DSLR with some sticky tape is a recommendation that I can make to any digital shooter looking for better photos. No more chimping and you’ll be amazed by the difference.”  His output is prolific and the equipment he has at his disposal seems like it might...

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52 rolls 2016 – Call for participants

One camera. One lens. One film. One developer. One luminance channel (B&W). At least one photo/day. At least one roll/week. At least one darkroom or lab print/week for 52 weeks. Who’s game? The sure cure for GAS. This was the content of the Flickr post that we’re told started it all. Written by Chris Maness way back at the end of 2012, the idea was picked up by a few interested members and one person inspired another, then another, then another; the idea grew legs of its own. It was Alex Luyckx who first got Urban Hafner thinking about organising the idea...

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