31 days and 32 articles or, here’s everything you missed on EMULSIVE in October 2019, starting with a list of the “top ten” as decided by you and ordered by date of publication.
I love the social aspect of photography. Meeting other photographers and discovering the way they approach their passion has always been an enjoyable part of mine, so a few years ago I started to arrange little photowalks – mainly with groups of close friends. Some of these friends started to […]
Here’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself before: “Is it really worth paying for a premium compact 35mm camera when a lesser-known, lower spec’d camera can produce a comparable result?” To answer it, I decided to see if my “premium” Ricoh GR1s and not-so-premium Ricoh R1s were really as different […]
It all started with curiosity. While shopping online to refill my fridge with film for the summer season, I noticed a new film announced at one of the online shops: Spur Ultra with a resolution of 800 LP/mm. I can hardly resist trying new things out, it’s a gene in […]
Two years ago at a tram stop in Antwerp, I misstepped on the pavement’s edge and fell over. It was a bit embarrassing and it wasn’t helped by my own wife and daughter doubled up with laughter at my expense. “Why didn’t you put your hands out to break your […]
The debate pitting traditional film vs digital photography and which is superior has been going on over a decade – more than two depending on how you count it. It was as pointless then as it is now, simply because — in my opinion — both see the world differently. […]
The call came in on the afternoon of Monday 7th October. Shane Balkowitsch would have little under 24 hours to plan a 15-minute wet plate photoshoot with Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock. Naturally, the first thing he did after getting off the phone was to start packing his studio up into the back of his truck — including his portable darkroom.
I’ve been developing film at home for a while now, and I’ve done everything that I can to get my money’s worth from my chemicals. Using the recommended 2% per roll time extension methods from Cinestill, I’ve been able to extend my chemistry’s life to the point where I’m spending […]
If you’re reading this guide, you’re probably new to RA-4 colour printing. Don’t worry, until recently, so was I. Over the past few months, I have spent a lot of time finding information about and practically learning the process. Since what I needed was scattered around the internet in small […]
…and here’s everything in order of publication
Life gets busy. Here’s everything from October in one single list.
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My travel assignments require me to create strong imagery that can be quickly and seamlessly integrated into a digital workflow, which is why my primary work camera is almost always a digital body. While I love the consistently excellent results that I have been able to get with digital cameras, […]
Hi, my name is Martí Blesa, I’m a film photographer based in Girona, a small town near Barcelona (Spain). I love shooting film, mainly weird and very old cameras and study the differences and evolution of cameras, technology and formats as well as differences in emulsions. The formats I shoot […]
Formula One racing had a profound effect on my life as a man and as a photographer. My superheroes weren’t Batman, Superman or Spiderman; they were Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Dan Gurney and Paul Newman. I grew up in the “Inland Empire” in Southern California. I was surrounded by race […]
And finally for your end of week pleasure… after yesterday’s news, let’s file this one under “I need to book a flight to Thailand”. Yes, Thailand’s 11,000+ 7-11’s began selling promotional Kit Kat film cameras earlier this week. Single use, disposable cameras loaded with what appears to be a roll […]
New from ILFORD: 35mm and 120 ortho films, MULTIGRADE papers, camera and development kit – Q&A + tests/samples inside
One important voice has been missing from the crowd of new film announcements these past few years, that of 140 year-old ILFORD PHOTO. So, it was a pleasant surprise when the company began teasing the launch of four new products. What could they be? Speculation as to what these four […]
UPDATE: Registration for EMULSIVE Santa 2019 has closed. There is a little over one week to go before registration for EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2019 closes, so it seems to be an appropriate time to remind those of you dragging your feet to sign up before it’s too late! While you’re […]
This article is mostly made for photographers who are currently setting up their analog travel equipment. Experienced photographers will most likely already know most of the things I mention but you never know, you could learn something new 😉 Are you travelling solo? If yes, then travel photography is much […]
Such is the odd, pleasant surprise of the unexpected. Finding myself camera-less, purchasing a 10–pack of film days before making a visit to my homeland Costa Rica, all the way from Europe. I already had the spectacular news of my mother finding a film SLR in her house in near-perfect […]
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I’d always wanted one of those fancy little Rollei pocket cameras, but— for whatever reason— hadn’t ever bought one. On a recent whim, I took a “today is the day” -type moment, and followed it to its logical conclusion. Thus, a lovely Rollei 35T with a Rollei Tessar 40mm F/3.5 […]
Since the publication of my original book, “Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?“, I’ve acquired a number of additional cameras and lenses which I describe and evaluate from personal experience in the newly released second edition, which recently went live on Amazon. In addition to the extra […]
After a great deal of thinking I finally got a TLR in my kit. A Mamiya C3, and Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 from a thrift shop in Mumbai. The camera had to undergo a good amount of servicing since there was a problem with the film advancing mechanism. After it had […]
Last year I published a short list of analogue photographers who were valuable (at least to me) in some way; ones who offer either inspiration or education. The response to this was very wholesome, and people in the comments seemed to enjoy both the concept of the list and my […]
These five frames come from my first-ever roll of Kodak Tri-X 400 that, insofar as experience goes, was only my fourth roll of film. They are shot on a Nikon FE and a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI lens from 1978, purchased by my dad when he was 27 years old—an […]
I discovered this location – Dakota Crescent – whilst riding to my usual skate spots. It is one of Singapore’s oldest estates built in circa 1958. That is even before the independence of Singapore. The name itself is derived from Douglas DC-3 “Dakota” aircraft. The designs of these flats were […]
Last July I had my parents staying and we went for a bush walk at Mount Bruce with my two boys. I took along two rolls of film; T-MAX 400 and Tri-X 400, along with my 35mm Canon AT-1 and my Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 lens. I used the in-camera […]
Up for this week’s fresh EMULSIVE interview slot is George Quiroga who has been out there catching light for over 50 years — above ground and underwater. There’s some great reading below and suitably fantastic photography to boot. So with that, it’s over to George… Hi George, what’s this picture, […]
It isn’t often (if ever) that a film comes along and stops me in my tracks. In fact, I can’t think of a time that one ever has. Some have come close but this one stopped me dead in my tracks. The film, of course is Kodak Panchromatic Separation Film […]
It has been a while since me and a friend started organizing these Sunday morning walks in downtown São Paulo. Sometimes we start at 6:30am, some people complain, then the next time we start at 8:30am and a lot of people show up. This was one of the latter and […]
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