I like collecting old film as much as I like collecting old cameras. So, when I came across an auction for an interesting film container and exposed film from Europe, I bid on it…and I won.
Category: Developing Film
You’ve found all EMULSIVE articles dedicated to developing color negative (C-41), colour reversal (E-6), and black and white film stocks.
My approach to Rodinal semi-stand film development
My film development workflow shifted in 2020 and became almost entirely based around semi-stand methods. Previously I had used ILFORD DD-X and taken great care over timings and chemistry – including for stand dev, but as I’ve found more of my projects start to come together I have not been able to dedicate myself in […]
A deeper dive into CineStill Simplified Cs2 chemistry: ECN-2 + CINESTILL = ?
We are the Brothers Wright, the photographers and creators behind CineStill. Ever since the beta tests of CineStill 800T processed in C-41 chemistry, and especially once we began designing simplified chemical processes, we have been asked many technical questions about motion picture processing and still photography. Over the years, we have done our best to […]
Introducing MentalCollodion: Shining light on mental health struggles
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 […]
They took my Kodachrome away…so I brought it back
Legend has it there was once a film that held in its grasp the bright greens of summer and made all the world a sunny day. That was until a fateful day in 2010 when Kodak brought it’s benevolent reign to a fateful halt. We are, of course, talking about Kodachrome, the legendary color reversal […]
Learning to develop my first roll of film
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 home. Since I got back into shooting film a few years ago, the thought of developing my own photos at home has crossed my mind on more than one occasion. […]
Cinestill C-41 Quart Kit: extended development, push and pull processing times
I’ve been developing film at home for a while now, and I’ve done everything that I can to get my money’s worth from my chemicals. Using the recommended 2% per roll time extension methods from Cinestill, I’ve been able to extend my chemistry’s life to the point where I’m spending just a couple of bucks […]
Appendix A of the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer: push/pull processing calculations
I originally wrote the full “Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer” as a quick reference for technical photographers in the field.
How to take the leap into 35mm film photography
In this article, I will go over the steps you need to take and the decisions you need to make to enter the wonderful world of film 35mm photography.
I recommend starting with the 35mm format as the cameras
How-to: Colour/BW film processing with the BelliniFoto Monopart C-41 kit
I developed my first black and white film at school and have enjoyed developing black and white films ever since.
Review: Comparing FF No.1 and Cinestill Df96 monobath developers
Monobath film developers feel like the in thing for 2018.
Film stock review: A new film from Fuji? Introducing Fuji Super HR-20, small grain for a small wallet
A new film from Fuji?
Film tests: getting the best out of FERRANIA P30 Alpha part 2
A few months ago, I wrote about the results of my tests on FERRANIA P30 Alpha in various developers.
Review: CineStill Df96 Monobath developer
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fierce advocate for film.
Featured project: Finding your way in the dark (printing Dublin by night)
I wanted a few nighttime square images for the final chapter of a book I was just completing on Dublin, a kind of goodnight to the City.
How-to: Load a Paterson System 4 film development tank
Probably the most awkward aspect of developing films at home is getting your exposed film onto a reel and into a developing tank.
Four seasons with: Kodak EASTMAN Plus-X 5231
And this is where my journey of home developing begins! After a couple of disappointments – in rapid succession – of the work of some photo labs, it was time to take full responsibility for all the loosely cut last
Gear review: SP-445 4×5 film processing system
Since beginning large format photography I’ve been developing my 4×5* sheet film in trays. This is not a process for the faint hearted and takes more than a modicum of skill.
Developing expired large format black and white film
If you are old enough, you will remember a time when expired film was like kryptonite to a photographer.
Film tests: getting the best out of FERRANIA P30 Alpha part 1
FERRANIA P30 Alpha has had an interesting time of it since it got into the hands of eager customers in late 2017. Many photographers (including yours truly) have questioned everything from its true speed to the nature of the emulsion