EMULSIVE October 2018: month in review

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Welcome to the 31 days, 24 articles and 23 Daily Photo posts that was October 2018 here on EMULSIVE In case you’re wondering, November’s month in review will be out next Saturday 😉

~ EM

Review: Comparing FF No.1 and Cinestill Df96 monobath developers

Following up from Stephen Schaub’s excellent mixed-review of Cinestill’s Df96 review last month, I put together my own little review, comparing it to Famous format’s No.1 monobath developer. This test pits both monobath developers against each other, using large format sheet film shot at the same time, with the same exposure on the same camera and lenses.

The game changing Intrepid 4×5 Enlarger: darkroom printing for all

Intrepid changed the large format photography game in late 2014 with their lightweight 4×5 field camera and they’re at it again with their new 4×5 enlarger. I’m pleased to say that the most recent campaign closed at nearly £104,000. Check out the article below for more details!

5 Frames With… Kodak Portra 800 (35mm / EI 800 / Leica M6) – By Phil Harrison

Regular contributor Phil Harrison is back with another 5 Frames With article, this time with Lomography’s Color Negative 800 film. Lovely work!

5 Frames With… 1945 expired AGFA ISOCHROM (EI 3 / 120 / Natasha Convertible Pinhole) – by Jan Priess

The second 5 Frames With article in this list, Jan Priedd pulled off the seelingly impossible: shooting and obtaining images from film that expired over 70 years ago. Let that sink in before you click on through.

EMULSIVE interview #189: I am Keith Moss and this is why I shoot film

I’m so happy to be able to have finally finished up my interview with Keith Moss, which started all the way back in 2016! Keith is a film photography machine and it’s well worth a read to find out what he’s been up to, especially if you want to find out a bit more about his current (ongoing project?), Dapper Dan the Darkroom Van.

My black dog: depression and my photography – by Rob Davie

2018’s seen a number of articles here on EMULSIVE talking about the role of photography as a tool for healing. Earlier this year I asked Robert Davie if he would be open to talking about his lifelong fight with depression and how photography has helped him. It’s taken a while, it’s very candid, it’s worth your time to read.

Field notes: Kodak Professional T-MAX 400

It’s been a while since I posted one of these mini film reviews and you can expect many more in 2019.

A brief history of… Kodak EKTACHROME film

The wonderful Cheyenne Morrison put together this brief history of Kodak EKTACHROME film, starting with the very first versions created for US military and govenmental use, and ending (?) with the latest Kodak EKTACHROME E100 film. It’s a fun look at all the variations we’ve seen over the past 70+ years and proof that slide film is most definitely not a flash in the pan.

How-to: Shoot a wedding on film… dos, don’ts and the beauty of film

Ted Smith asked me if I’d be interested in featuring photos from a wedding he’d captur4d on film earlier this year. The answer was an emphatic “yes”. That said (and as ever), I wanted more. I asked Ted if he was able to provide a few hints and tips for others reading the article and the result is “the article I wish I’d read two months before I shot the wedding”. Enjoy!

Film review: Kodak EKTACHROME E100 – shot at EI 100, 200, 400 + 800 first impressions

Closing out the month’s top ten is my first impressions review of new Kodak EKTACHROME E100. I decided to take the film out and give it a bit of a push – comparing the film scene-for-scene in pairs of exposures at EI 100 (box speed) vs EI 200 and EI 400 vs EI 800.The end result is well, interesting and well worth your time.

…and then there’s everything else

Thanks for reading!

~ EM

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5 Frames… With ILFORD FP4 PLUS (EI 125 / 35mm format / Pentax ME Super) – by Paul Giverin

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