These are the 31 days and 30 articles that made EMULSIVE in January 2021. There’s no fancy countdown here, just my usual recap for those of you who missed the goings-on. You’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month in order of publication (as decided by you).

If you read the December 2020 update, I’m still (yep) very much in catch-up mode but definitely getting there. As ever, if you’ve got something to share, please drop me a line.

Enjoy!

~ EM


January 2021’s reader top 10


…AND HERE’S EVERYTHING IN ORDER OF PUBLICATION

My Wista 45D + Nikkor W 150mm f/5.6, Roger Hyam 5 Frames… Of Edinburgh and Braemar on an emulsion I rustled up at the weekend (4×5 Format / EI <1 / Wista 45D + Nikkor W 150mm f/5.6) November 1, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - Over the past couple of years, I have revisited many techniques and discovered new ones in my quest for a personal way of working. I thought I’d found my path when my first wet-plate collodion image appeared in my stained hands. The mid 18th Century process has everything necessary to induce addiction in the analogue […]
MY Minolta X-700 + MD f/3.5 Macro Lens), Kathleen E. Johnson 5 Frames (+1)… Of beautiful B&W flowers on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta X-700 + MD 50mm f/3.5 Macro Lens) November 2, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I believe that we don’t give enough consideration to photographing flowers in black and white. Last year I ventured into the garden with my Minolta XD-11 and ILFORD’s HP5 PLUS. Recently, HP5 has become my ‘go-to’ 35 mm B&W film after my experiences of the past 2 years. I was also pushed by the Frugal […]
5 Frames… Of 35mm film in a Russian 6×9 camera and Agfaphoto APX 400 (35mm Format / EI 200 / KMZ Moskva-2 + Industar-23 110 mm f/4.5) November 3, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I am always ready to try something new. So, when I came across an advertisement somewhere on the Internet for adapters that make a 35mm film usable in a medium format camera, I lept at it. The idea is great: it results in a completely different kind of picture because on the one hand the […]
Add to Queue: Interviewing Steve O’Nions Add to Queue: Interviewing Steve O’Nions November 4, 2020 Posted in: Add to Queue..., Articles, Interviews - Welcome back to the Add to Queue series here at emulsive.org. This series talks to film photographers from across the world who are also active on YouTube or Podcasts. Today my guest is Steve O’nions, a film photographer and YouTuber from England. I enjoy Steve’s content for some of the same reasons I enjoy Ben […]
5 Frames... On the Buffalo River with ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon EM + Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8) - by Chase Taylor 5 Frames… On the Buffalo River with ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon EM + Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8) November 5, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - Having been a Boy Scout for the majority of my life, I have spent a lot of time looking for a capable and lightweight SLR to take camping, hiking, and in this case canoeing. In this article, I have opted to refrain from talking about ILFORD HP5 PLUS extensively, but I will say that it […]
5 Frames... From a Hasselblad XPan at Lake Aloha on Kodak Portra 800 (35mm Format / EI 800) - by Brian Fulda 5 Frames… From a Hasselblad XPan at Lake Aloha on Kodak Portra 800 (35mm Format / EI 800) November 6, 2020 Posted in: Articles - My girlfriend, four of our friends, and I recently planned a backpacking trip to the scenic Lake Aloha in California’s Desolation Wilderness, not far from Lake Tahoe. I knew I wanted to capture the three-day, two-night trip on film, but had a difficult time deciding between my 13oz (0.36kg) point-and-shoot camera, or my 3lb (1.36kg) […]
My Pentax 645, Mark Illsley 5 Frames of the Historic Dyfi furnace on medium format ILFORD FP4 PLUS (120 Format / EI 125 / Pentax 645 + Pentax 45mm f/2.8 A) November 7, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - Recent events had given me more than enough time to go over earlier work and start thinking about what I wanted from my photography going forward. One of these was to re-kindle my love of film photography, something I had not done in nearly 10 years. The other was making the jump to medium format […]
Working the Scene from Four Different Perspectives: Protest Photography by New Exit Photography Group November 8, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Opinion - Expressions of civil unrest have provided many opportunities for photographers to capture the energetic, emotional scenes which are the byproduct of demonstrations, protests, riots, and other manifestations. Crowds offer such a dynamic set of possibilities that I’ve even heard some describe protests as being “cheating,” or “too easy – fish in a barrel.” While it’s […]
5 Frames... At the BMW Museum in Munich on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 800 / Nikon FE + Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8) - by Philipp Mittelstaedt 5 Frames… At the BMW Museum in Munich on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 800 / Nikon FE + Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8) November 9, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - Hi, my name is Philipp, I’m 38 years and like to photograph on film. I loaded my first roll of film with my brother at the age of 12 and since then I’ve been taking photos more or less. Sometime after my early introduction, my brother got an old Minolta SRT from our uncle who […]
The Loop - 5 Frames... Of Chicago on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Chinon 3001) - by Ken Rowin 5 Frames… Of Chicago on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Chinon 3001) November 10, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I have been a film user for many years – well before digital existed.  I purchased my first “good” camera with money that I made working a summer job while in college.  Many cameras later, film as well as digital, I seem to find more enjoyment from film.  It seems more real to me – shaking a tank […]
Box of Magic: The Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 56/2 Box of Magic: The Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 56/2 November 11, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Film camera reviews, Reviews, Zeiss Ikon film camera reviews - This post has been a long time coming as well. Seems as though I have a backlog of ideas to work through, so bear with me. I’ve always had some sort of junk box camera kicking round for decoration, and the few times I’ve used them the results have been a bit of a joke […]
Month in review: August 2020 Month in review: August 2020 November 12, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Best Of - These are the 31 days and 34 articles that made EMULSIVE in August 2020. As usual, you’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month in order of publication (as decided by you). Enjoy! ~ EM August 2020’s Reader Top 10 …AND HERE’S EVERYTHING IN […]
5 Frames... Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres) - by Leo Nikishin 5 Frames… Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres) November 13, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - 5 Frames… Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres) – by Leo Nikishin In summer 2020, I was lucky to spend 6 weeks wandering around the Sintra region in Portugal. It is a marvelous place and one of […]
5 Frames in the rain on Street Candy ATM 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FM + Nikon Nikkor f/1.4 AI) - by Jul Adjuvant 5 Frames in the rain on Street Candy ATM 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FM + Nikon Nikkor f/1.4 AI) November 14, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - 5 frames with a single film on a single camera with a single lens. It seems so obvious at first glance. Being original and offering a real photo set is already much less. I wanted to give sense and coherence to it. But something special has happened with this Street Candy ATM 400. My Nikon […]
2.5 years of Analogue Wonderland 2.5 years of Analogue Wonderland November 15, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Featured projects - You know it’s been an unusual year when you plan a guest article in May and start to write it in November! Either that or I’m just terrible with deadlines… My name’s Paul McKay and I’m one of the founders and co-owners of Analogue Wonderland. Today I will be taking you through the past 18 […]
5 Frames with a forgotten Olympus Trip 35 on ILFORD XP2 Super (35mm Format / EI 200) November 16, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - The Olympus Trip was an impulse buy at a car boot sale about twenty years ago. I knew that the auto function didn’t work but I thought I could operate it manually using the aperture settings marked on the ring around the lens.Sadly, I soon discovered that I couldn’t figure out the flash shutter speed […]
5 Frames... From a trip to the White Mountains on Kodak Gold 200 (35mm Format : EI 200 : Olympus XA2 + Olympus D.Zuiko 35mm f:3.5) - by Tessa Klingensmith 5 Frames… From a trip to the White Mountains on Kodak Gold 200 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Olympus XA2 + Olympus D.Zuiko 35mm f/3.5) November 17, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - Over the weekend I went on a hike to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We covered 10 miles and over 5000 feet in elevation that day and the views were absolutely stunning. This was the first color roll I shot with the Olympus XA2. I got this camera back in March before the lockdown […]
5 Frames… at Essen’s Ostfriedhof on expired Fuji Superia 100 (35mm format / EI 100 / Minolta Dynax 5 + Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7) November 18, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - When my wife and I moved to a larger apartment in 2018, we discovered Essen’s Ostfriedhof nearby in our new neighborhood. It is a relatively large cemetery, spacious, park-like and very well-kept. With many historical graves, it does not correspond at all to the cliché of the cemeteries that I knew so far, and we […]
My Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van and Asahi Kogaku Takumar f/3.5 75mm, Frédéric Schneider 5 Frames… On a Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van with expired Fuji NEOPAN 100 ACROS (120 Format / EI 100 / Asahi Kogaku Takumar f/3.5 75mm) November 19, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - The Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van is a rare but typical Japanese rangefinder built from 1953 to 1954. It is a mechanical beauty, the first with a fully automatic frame counter on the top of the camera. The camera has two viewfinders: one coupled for the focus, and one for the framing. It has no […]
Introducing MentalCollodion: Shining light on mental health struggles November 20, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Darkroom, Developing Film, Featured, Featured projects, Wet plate collodion - In the Summer of 2021 something special is coming to the Scottish Highlands (and hopefully elsewhere), courtesy of Simon Riddell, a van, a large camera, and a lot of chemicals!  No, it’s not a sequel to Human Traffic, it’s a bold and exciting project from the man who helped bring us One Shot: Inchindown, the film […]
Another Hasselblad XPan alternative: Introducing the PressPan Another Hasselblad XPan alternative: Introducing the PressPan November 21, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Film camera reviews, Reviews - Before we begin, I just wanted to mention a couple of things.  In the interest of the flow of the article, links to websites, Instagram pages, and YouTube videos will all be found at the end of the review (but I do hope you’ll read the whole thing, and not just skip to the end!).  […]
Printing from slide film using RA-4 reversal processing November 22, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Darkroom, Darkroom printing, Featured, Reversal development - Being partial to shooting some slide film where financially possible has always left me with a big frustration when it comes to viewing my precious slide film photos. I own a slide projector and a very good 35mm scanner but with the last real darkroom process for printing slide film: ILFORD’s Cibachrome having been out […]
Fujifilm TX-1 Far 9 Frames… Or 3 triptychs from a Fujifilm TX-1 in New York, California and Japan November 23, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - At this point in my film career, I own my fair share of cameras. I’ve bought a Mamiya RB67 and some lenses. I splurged on a Plaubel Makina 67. I even found a Mamiya 7 II for half street value courtesy of a kind old man on craigslist. And I’ve shot with all of these […]
My Kodak Duaflex IV, Chip Weiner 5 Frames… Of Tampa’s Ybor City Historic District on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (620 Format / Kodak Duaflex IV) November 24, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - This Kodak Duaflex IV has sat on my shelf for 20 years. It has been a family relic for as long as I can remember. Surrounded by a dozen other cameras, it never occurred to me to try it. After all, they don’t make 620 film anymore and the shutter never seemed to work years […]
5 Frames… Of downtown Chandler, AZ on Kodak Gold 200 and a Leica R4 (35mm Format / El 200 / Leica 35mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R) November 25, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I decided to shoot downtown Chandler, AZ. It has been a place I have shot with digitally many times on paid shoots as well as just banging around. The Leica R film cameras have always interested me and I picked up an R4 not knowing much about them. The camera itself really doesn’t do much […]
5 Frames... At Pradelles, deep in the heart of France on Rollei Retro 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FG) - by Stéphane Mee 5 Frames… At Pradelles, deep in the heart of France on Rollei Retro 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FG) November 26, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - During the confinement period in France earlier this year, I have decided to get back to film photography. I found this Nikon FG in excellent condition with a Nikkor 50mm Series E f/1.8 lens and a Falcor 28mmm f/2.8 lens on a second-hand website popular in France. The camera was going for 90 euros. The […]
5 Frames… Of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Fomapan 100 Classic (120 Format / EI 100 / Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta A 531 + 7cm Tessar) November 27, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - The weather is getting colder so any temperate day is a good excuse to go for a walk. With the pandemic worsening, the only crowds I felt safe visiting were those interred in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. Founded in the first half of the 19th century it was meant as a park for the living […]
5 Frames… Of my daughter a few weeks before harvest in Tirora on Fuji C200 (35mm Format / EI 200 Canon FTB QL + Canon 50mm f/1.4) November 28, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - Hi, I’m Prabhahar Raja from India. I see myself as a passionate photographer although my profession is nowhere related to that passion. I have been into portrait photography for a few years now with my Fujifilm XH1 but the most interesting part in my photographic journey is, I have gotten into film photography. I have […]
Bringing home a new baby... The Automatic Rolleiflex 4x4 (featuring Rollei, ReraPan and Kodak 127 format films) - by Sherry Christensen Bringing home a new baby… The Automatic Rolleiflex 4×4 (featuring Rollei, ReraPan and Kodak 127 format films) November 29, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Film camera reviews, Reviews, Rollei film camera reviews - Let me tell you about my adventures with my new Baby Rolleiflex 4×4 (technically speaking, the “Automatic Rolleiflex 4×4”) and Rollei Nightbird, ReraPan (and ReraChrome), AND Kodak Portra 160NC film… The adventure started way back in 2016 when I saw the Vivian Maier documentary and was just starting out with film. I really wanted a […]
5 Frames… At Wisley Gardent on Fuji Superia 1600 35mm Format / EI 1600 / Nikon F90X + Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AI + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI) November 30, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - This is by way of being a plea to @fujifilmeu to bring this magical film stock back into production! I now only have one or two rolls left, I can’t think of another film I’d more like to see resurrected. I was in London’s lavish Fuji showroom (Longacre) just a few days ago, the charming […]

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~ EM

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