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

Five years of EMULSIVE – a retrospective

It’s been 5 years since I launched EMULSIVE – half a decade — during that time, the landscape of the film photography community has changed IMMEASURABLY. For the first time […]

5 Frames… With the half-time-half-frame Konica Auto-Reflex (Fujifilm NEOPAN 400 / 35mm Format / EI 400) – by Anil Mistry

According to Cameraquest, The Konica Auto-reflex is a full- and half-frame 35mm SLR camera made in 1966. It was the world’s first focal plane shutter 35mm SLR with automatic exposure and […]

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Using filters with monochrome film

If you have been giving monochrome (aka black and white) film photography a go, you will have realised that film doesn’t quite see things the way your eye does. With […]


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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) - by Roger Hyam 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 […]
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) – by Kathleen E. Johnson 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. […]
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) by Martin Nauhaus 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 […]
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 […]
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) – by Chase Taylor 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 […]
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) – by Brian Fulda 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 […]
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) – by Mark Illsley 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 […]
Working the Scene from Four Different Perspectives: Protest Photography – by New Exit Photography Group November 8, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Featured Projects, 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 […]
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) – by Philipp Mittelstaedt 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 […]
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) – by Ken Rowin 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) – by Leo Nikishin 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 […]
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) – by Jul Adjuvant 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 […]
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… […]
5 Frames with a forgotten Olympus Trip 35 on ILFORD XP2 Super (35mm Format / EI 200) – by Brian Etherington 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 […]
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) – by Tessa Klingensmith 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 […]
5 Frames… at Essen’s Ostfriedhof on expired Fuji Superia 100 (35mm format / EI 100 / Minolta Dynax 5 + Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7) – by David Bláha 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 […]
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) – by Frédéric Schneider 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 […]
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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) – by Prabhahar Raja 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 […]
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) – by Sherry Christensen 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… […]
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~ EM


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