EMULSIVE’S most popular darkroom related articles of 2020

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Here’s listicle #2 for this year, and it’s 100% focused on darkroom alchemy. From bringing back Kodachrome (development, that is!), to RA-4 color printing, to monobath developers, lith printing and…the list goes on.

Darkroom and darkroom-related work continues to increase through our community as more and more photographers find them selves coming back to traditional film development and printing, or discover it for the first time.


Here are the ten most popular you and the rest of the community enjoyed reading this year. For the rest, head on over to read everything else filed under darkroom here on EMULSIVE.

~ EM


PRINTING FROM SLIDE FILM USING RA-4 REVERSAL PROCESSING – READ NOW

PRINTING FROM SLIDE FILM USING RA-4 REVERSAL PROCESSING – READ NOW

CINESTILL C-41 QUART KIT: EXTENDED DEVELOPMENT, PUSH AND PULL PROCESSING TIMES – READ NOW

Cinestill C-41 Quart Kit: extended development, push and pull processing times
CINESTILL C-41 QUART KIT: EXTENDED DEVELOPMENT, PUSH AND PULL PROCESSING TIMES – READ NOW

A practical guide to… Lith printing – READ NOW

Cover: A practical guide to lith printing
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO… LITH PRINTING – READ NOW

FOUR VERY DIFFERENT DARKROOM PRINTERS TEST ILFORD’S NEW MULTIGRADE RC DELUXE PAPER – READ NOW

Four very different darkroom printers test ILFORD's new Multigrade RC Deluxe paper
FOUR VERY DIFFERENT DARKROOM PRINTERS TEST ILFORD’S NEW MULTIGRADE RC DELUXE PAPER – READ NOW

REVIEW: COMPARING FF NO.1 AND CINESTILL DF96 MONOBATH DEVELOPERS – READ NOW

REVIEW: COMPARING FF NO.1 AND CINESTILL DF96 MONOBATH DEVELOPERS – READ NOW

LEARNING TO DEVELOP MY FIRST ROLL OF FILM – READ NOW

LEARNING TO DEVELOP MY FIRST ROLL OF FILM – READ NOW

DEVELOPING COLOR NEGATIVE FILM AT ROOM TEMPERATURE: THE BEST OPTION THAT NOBODY USES? – READ NOW

Developing color negative film at room temperature: the best option that nobody uses?
DEVELOPING COLOR NEGATIVE FILM AT ROOM TEMPERATURE: THE BEST OPTION THAT NOBODY USES? – READ NOW

How-to: Make cyanotype prints from analog or digital negatives without sunlight – READ NOW

How to Make cyanotype prints-from-analog-or-digital-negatives-without-sunlight by Anthony Chatain
HOW-TO: MAKE CYANOTYPE PRINTS FROM ANALOG OR DIGITAL NEGATIVES WITHOUT SUNLIGHT – READ NOW

Making colour prints in the darkroom: welcome to RA-4 printing – READ NOW

Making colour prints in the darkroom: welcome to RA-4 printing
MAKING COLOUR PRINTS IN THE DARKROOM: WELCOME TO RA-4 PRINTING – READ NOW

THEY TOOK MY KODACHROME AWAY…SO I BROUGHT IT BACK – READ NOW

They took my Kodachrome away...so I brought it back
THEY TOOK MY KODACHROME AWAY…SO I BROUGHT IT BACK – READ NOW

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