Month in review: April 2020

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These are the 31 days and 62 articles that made EMULSIVE in April. I’m hoping a few of you reading this noticed that bump, it represents two things: first of all, it’s obviously all gone a bit mad in the world, so hopefully, that extra little bit of content is going to help you stay sane. Second, I’ll admit to having quite a long editorial queue and I’d already begun feeling guilty about having people wait — as long as five months in some cases — before their contributed word and pictures got out there.

Being just one person running this website is obviously a bit of a challenge but don’t worry, I’m still having lots of fun under the crushing pressure 😉 All this to say two things:


  1. If you’re waiting for me to get back to you on something, sorry about that. Please don’t be shy and drop me a line.
  2. Don’t be shy to get in touch with ideas for articles you want to share with the wider community. I’m still always looking for more, especially experience led, guides, reviews and how-to type stuff.

Onto the list below and as ever, I start off with the most popular 10 articles in order of publication (as decided by you), which is followed by a list of all 63 articles published here on EMULSIVE in April 2020.

Enjoy!

~ EM


April 2020’s top 10

New Paper Blues - Pre-rolled cyanotype paper for your 35mm film camera New “Paper Blues”: Pre-rolled cyanotype paper for your 35mm film camera April 1, 2020 Posted in: Articles, News - Brand new for 2020 and a world photographic first, these pre-rolled 35mm film cassettes are loaded with specially coated cyanotype paper, which will allow you to use one of the world's first photographic techniques in any 35mm film camera ever made. Say hello to "Paper Blues".
Squaring the circle: Polaroid rises from the ashes of The Impossible Project Squaring the circle: Polaroid rises from the ashes of The Impossible Project April 3, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, News, Opinion - A little over 12 years since The Impossible Project's inception, the company has squared the circle and become the very brand whose products it was created to save.
Lessons learned from 828 frames of 35mm film shot in India Lessons learned from 828 frames of 35mm film shot in India April 5, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Opinion - During my recent trip to India, where I had 9 full days with which to shoot, I shot 23 rolls out of the 44 I ...

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Film stock review: LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400 in 35mm and 120 format - A new color negative favorite Film stock review: LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400 in 35mm and 120 format – A new color negative favorite April 8, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Film stock reviews, Lomography Film Stock Reviews, Reviews - In 2019 Lomography announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new film emulsion: LomoChrome Metropolis XR100-400.
The Horseman SW612 Compact, lightweight medium format panoramic photography with the Horseman SW612 April 11, 2020 Posted in: Film camera Reviews, Reviews - I first came across the Horseman SW612 when I saw a stills photographer on a film shoot I was on using one. I was impressed ...

Read moreCompact, lightweight medium format panoramic photography with the Horseman SW612

Push me, pull you: The Contax RTS III and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70mm f/3.4 April 14, 2020 Posted in: CONTAX Film Camera Reviews, Featured, Film camera Reviews, Reviews - Following my CONTAX S2 review last year, I got thinking why I liked using my S2 so much more than my RTS II. After all, ...

Read morePush me, pull you: The Contax RTS III and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70mm f/3.4


Essay: It's all been done before so why bother taking photographs Essay: It’s all been done before so why bother taking photographs? April 20, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Opinion - I’m constantly getting back to this thought and feel it’s about time to share something with you that comes very close to my inner monologue. ...

Read moreEssay: It’s all been done before so why bother taking photographs?

Learning to develop my first roll of film April 24, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Darkroom, Developing Film, Featured - Due to the current pandemic situation and resultant lock-down rules, I’ve decided now would be a good time to learn how to develop film at ...

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So you want to shoot Fujifilm Instax? These are your options today... Image Credit: Edward Conde So you want to shoot Fujifilm Instax? These are your options today April 26, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Film camera Reviews, Fujifilm Film Camera Reviews, Guides, Leica Film Camera Reviews, Lomography Film Camera Reviews, Reviews - Fujifilm Instax covers a huge range of instant film and cameras created and sold since 1998. Over the past 2+ decades, while the number of ...

Read moreSo you want to shoot Fujifilm Instax? These are your options today

Pocket wonder: The Olympus XA with ILFORD PAN 100 Pocket wonder: The Olympus XA with ILFORD PAN 100 April 28, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Film camera Reviews, Olympus Film Camera Reviews, Reviews - My first of roll of film for the new year 2020: a fresh roll of ILFORD PAN 100 all used up in one day with ...

Read morePocket wonder: The Olympus XA with ILFORD PAN 100

…and here’s everything in order of publication

Thanks for reading!

~ EM

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