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Month: October 2016

Secret Santa 2016 update: one month to go

Thanks for stopping by. You’re either reading this because you’ve signed up for EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2016 and are hoping for an update, or you’ve not signed up just yet and need a little encouragement. First for an update: We’re happy to tell you that coming into the final month of registration, we’re up to 106 players from 17 countries. Thanks to everyone who’s joined in so far and give yourselves a hard pat on the back for helping this community project get so close to smashing last year’s exchange! We’ve got some exciting news to share with you all as we get closer to draw day,...

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我家的狗會咬人 / My dog will bite people – Ilford Pan F+ (120)

我家的狗會咬人 / My dog will bite people Ilford Pan F+ shot at EI 800 Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6 Push processed 4 stops     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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What makes a good picture?

…aka Fuji Instax Mini Monochrome Photo Contest addendum   Soon after we launched the Instax Mini Monochrome competition, a potential entrant reminded us that we had not disclosed the judging criteria. I had thought to simply say “Make a great image”, but that begs the question “What makes a great image?” I’ll try to answer that in this article, along with what we are looking to achieve and some tips about how to make the best of this medium. A great image should say something. Make a statement, or better, tell a story. Capture the viewer’s imagination and elicit emotion....

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Win a new Leica Sofort and film – Fuji Instax Mini Monochrome Photo Competition

UPDATE 2016-11-30: In recognition of supply inconsistencies so close to the global release of Instax Mini Monochrome, the judges have decided to extend the deadline until midnight on Sunday December 11th. We’ve had some amazing entries to date and hope this gives those of you who are still waiting for orders to arrive a little bit of breathing space.   To celebrate the release of Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Monochrome film, the ever-ready-legendary Dan K has gone all kinds of insane and decided to sponsor a photo competition which gives you – yes, you – the chance to win up to 10...

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EMULSIVE x Kodak Alaris Community Interview: Update

UPDATE: The EMULSIVE x Kodak Alaris Community Interview is now live at: http://emulsive.org/articles/community-interviews/emulsive-x-kodak-alaris-community-interview-results-time. Head on over to see the results.   If you’re reading this them you’ll aware that we recently asked you to submit your questions for the third EMULSIVE Community Interview, this time with Kodak Alaris. Following recent conversations with our contacts at the company, we’ve decided to put the interview on hold for a few months, tentatively until early 2017. The questions you submitted still stand, so don’t lose heart and please sit tight. Well be back with an update just as soon as possible but...

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Camera review: Me and my Hasselblad 500C/M by Tim Bergstrom

In high school I bought myself a Minolta Maxxum 3000i with some off-brand lenses. It worked great as a point and shoot on drugstore Fuji film. As I recall, there was no option to control aperture or shutter. In the early 2000s I started taking photography slightly more seriously and I bought myself a Nikon N80 (I did say slightly) with a G series lens. It worked for what I knew at the time and I slowly started to collect better glass (lots of primes and an amazing 105mm macro). But my output wasn’t all that much better. Then I...

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Investigating Fuji INSTAX Mini Monochrome, Color and the Fuji SP-2 Printer

I’m going to call this an informal assessment, because it’s neither properly a product review, nor a test report. However, it does go into more detail than anything I’ve found elsewhere on the internet. I have used integral films for almost 40 years. I have used various products by Polaroid, even their tiny i-Zone film, various generations of Impossible Project films, and of course Fujifilm’s Instax Wide and Instax Mini. I was super excited to have a go with Fujifilm’s new Instax Mini Monochrome. I rushed out and burned through a pack in minutes. By the end of the...

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I am James Tarry and this is why I shoot film

If you’ve not come across today’s interviewee before, you’re in for a treat. He’s a mixed medium, mixed format but not mixed message photographer (currently based in London, which he loves/hates). If you have come across him before you’ll know that he’s active, engaging and his work is thoroughly mesmerizing. It’s the one and only James Tarry! Over to you, James.     Hi James, whats this picture then? JT: This is the picture that got me on my way to the project/technique that I am currently using. Initially I had picked up a monorail technical 4×5 camera after...

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Urban constellations #01 – Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm)

Urban constellations #01 Kodak Tri-X 400 shot at EI 800 Black and white negative film in 35mm format Push processed 1 stop     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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Thoughts on Fuji Neopan 1600 AKA: let your film fulfil its destiny – Sandeep Sumal

Some weeks back I bought 3 rolls of expired Fuji Neopan 1600. This is a film that was discontinued circa 2010 and one I had been interested in trying for some time. I swapped two in a #FILMSWAP because why not share the wealth, and I put the remaining roll in the fridge, as that’s what you are supposed to do right? Getting my milk for breakfast in the morning that little green Fuji box would be there looking back and minding its own business. It would still there waiting when it was time to get my evening beer. Just...

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So long chaps! – Ilford HP5+ – 120

So long chaps! Ilford HP5+ shot at EI 1000 Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×4.5 Push processed 1+1/3 stops     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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FP4 Party: Best of October 2016

Welcome to the 2nd #FP4Party after party, celebrating the #FP4Party that was October 3rd-9th 2016. As with FP4 Party September 2016, we’d like your help making the selection for your favorite photograph of the week. With November’s #FP4Party fast approaching (starting November 4th), we’re asking for your votes by the end of this week – October 28th 2016. Please leave your votes using the multiple choice form below, or article comments. Please note that you can only vote once and can’t vote for yourself! Here goes.     Day one – 17 October 2016 Daniel Tim – @dani_timo Photographs demo week 8.53 AM monday 17th October ’16...

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Red cabbage light study #02 – Kodak Ektar 100 (120)

Red cabbage light study #02 Kodak Ektar 100 shot at EI100 Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6 Developed as black and white     Red cabbage light study #02 Kodak Ektar 100 shot at EI100. Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6. Developed as black and white.   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...

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Minimalism in photography – Darren Kelland

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, Leonardo Da Vinci   Minimalism of any form requires a degree of discipline… The discipline required is to recognize what is essential and is superfluous. So it is with minimalist photography. One needs to understand the frame and remove anything unnecessary. In order to achieve this level of understanding a journey is required. Beginners in photography are advised to fill their photographs with their subject. This can often translate into lots of details and lots of colour. The transition between this and minimalist photography is significant. When I started in photography I followed the...

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Oculus – Kodak T400CN (120)

Oculus Kodak T400CN shot at EI 320 Color black and white film in 120 format shot as 6×4.5     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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Death Valley Approach #02 – Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS – E100VS (135)

Death Valley Approach #02 Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS (E100VS) shot at EI 100 Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm format     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 Kristen Smith and this is why I shoot film

It must have been near on a year ago when I first nudged today’s interviewee for her time over on Twitter. As happens sometimes, she wanted to have a think about it all, as she wasn’t sure what she would actually talk about. Well, twelve months later and her time has finally come; and I’m incredibly glad she got over her writer’s block. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s none other Kristen Smith, aka, KristenWithACamera! Over to you, Kristen!     Hi Kristen, what’s this picture, then? KS: This is actually one of my favorite images I’ve ever taken. I would...

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Private sale – Fuji Acros 100 (120)

Private sale Fuji Acros 100 shot at EI 100 Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6     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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Light a candle – Rollei ATP 1.1 (120)

Light a candle Rollei ATP 1.1 shot at EI 3 (Advanced Technical Pan) Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6       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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Reciprocity failure in landscape long exposures – Andy wasley

Iceland. Winter. You’re standing at the base of a waterfall, semi-numb fingers fumbling a new roll of 35mm into the back of your ice-cold SLR. Before you – yards away – the fall thunders down past chandeliers of icicles into a churning basin of coal-black water, snow and slush. Around you are ice-bleached bleak mountains, impassively watching you freeze beneath iron-grey skies and amid vicious flurries of needle-sharp snow.   Perfect, you think, for a spot of slow-exposure photography. You set your exposure – 1/8″ at f8. You slap on a ten-stop ND filter and wipe away a stray...

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