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Author: Sandeep Sumal

Close-up photography challenge with Kodak VISION2 250D by Sandeep Sumal

Back towards the end of 2016 and early 2017 EMULSIVE asked the film community what type of articles we would like to see in 2017. I suggested maybe he challenged photographers to shoot in a style that was opposite of what they normally do. Little did I realise that EM’s first response was to challenge me to shoot in a different style and me the first victim, sorry I mean willing participant. Grudgingly agreeing to do it, the first step was to choose what type of photography I was going to be challenged to shoot. It turns out close-up...

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Camera review: me and my Holga 120n by Sandeep Sumal

Well well well, a review on my thoughts about using a Holga, specifically the Holga 120N. I should also mention, this camera is the glow-in-the-dark version which is very useful, said no one ever. I do wonder when handling it, is the phosphorescent paint slowly killing me? I can already feel various conflicting emotions welling up inside me as I ponder my thoughts and consider what to write.     Technical overview First the technical bit. Its plastic, the lens is plastic, its assembled nicely but not with any sort of precision engineering. It has a lever to fire the shutter...

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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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