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Find all EMULSIVE articles dedicated developing color negative (C-41), colour reversal (E-6) and black and white film right here.

Review: CineStill Df96 Monobath developer – by Stephen Schaub

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fierce advocate for film. Working for the last three decades as both a photographic artist...

Featured project: Finding your way in the dark (printing Dublin...

I wanted a few nighttime square images for the final chapter of a book I was just completing on Dublin, a kind of goodnight...

How-to: Load a Paterson System 4 film development tank – by...

Probably the most awkward aspect of developing films at home is getting your exposed film onto a reel and into a developing tank. It...

Four seasons with: Kodak EASTMAN Plus-X 5231 – by Marco Calemme

And this is where my journey of home developing begins! After a couple of disappointments - in rapid succession - of the work of some...

Gear review: SP-445 4×5 film processing system – by Richard Pickup

Since beginning large format photography I’ve been developing my 4x5* sheet film in trays. This is not a process for the faint hearted and...

Developing expired large format black and white film – by Scott...

If you are old enough, you will remember a time when expired film was like kryptonite to a photographer. Stores would put film that...

Film tests: getting the best out of FERRANIA P30 Alpha part...

FERRANIA P30 Alpha has had an interesting time of it since it got into the hands of eager customers in late 2017.  Many photographers...

The Tetenal Colortec E-6 kit: a guide to developing your own...

Congratulations, if you are reading this article then you are (hopefully!) willing to take the next step in your film development adventure. In this...

Getting to grips with darkroom printing using Caffenol (and alternatives) –...

Analog black and white film development and chicken soup. Enough internet for today? An unusual combination, but according to an article I found online, chicken...

The Arista Rapid E-6 kit: a guide to developing your own...

Before I jump into the guide, allow me a few moments to tell you the story of how I began shooting and developing slide...

Reference: Ilford FP4+ development times from EI 100 to EI 6400

Over the years I've built up a large bank of development times and schemes for many black and white films, old and new; and...

Save the planet – understand film washing kinematics

Gist: You are basically wasting water if you wash your film for greater than 7 mins after fix. I wash for 10 mins because...

Developing motion picture film in your own darkroom by Mr. D...

Snatched from the streets of San Diego in late March 2016 by a group of masked assailants, Diz has been spending some time at EMULSIVE...