When mainstream photography was entangled with the darkroom, the act of printing a photo would show the artist’s hand as much as what was photographed.
Find all of EMULSIVE’s darkroom-related articles right here, including advice on technique, process, gear, and building your own darkroom and tools.
How I built my darkroom for less than $500
“Oh sure, it may not look like much, but it’s going to be my new photo darkroom.”
I said this, with a touch of nostalgia, a bit of a whim, and the driving force of practicality around the return
The Simple Enlarger: compact, portable, low-cost darkroom printing for all
I want to spread the idea that a photographic enlarger is fundamentally a very simple thing.
Not for legal use: Polaroid passport photos on wet plate collodion
Wet plate collodion doesn’t spring to mind as either the most practical or in fact, legal approach to creating passport photographs but that didn’t stop EMULSIVE interviewee #196 Markus Hofstaetter from giving it a shot.
Markus isn’t a stranger
Darkroom technique: fine-tuning the negative
Back over the summer of 2018, my beloved Bronica SQ-A became gravely ill, and I sent it off to the camera spa for some TLC.
Appendix B of the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer: Metering for finite and infinite multiple exposures
Welcome to the second appendix to the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer.
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.
Cinematic storytelling part 3: developing motion picture film
Welcome to the final (?) part of this three-part series exploring the use of motion picture film in still photography.
Cinematic storytelling part 2: motion picture film, print film and chemistry
In part two of this series we are going to go delve into the technical side of motion picture film: color temperature, print vs motion picture film stocks and finally start to get into what ECN-2 is all about.
Cinematic storytelling part 1: an overview of motion picture film and still photography
This three-part series explores motion picture film for use in still camera and covers the theory behind motion picture film, currently available film stocks, the importance of correct development and the development process itself.
Through this article and the
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
5 Frames… With Lomography Color Negative 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / Fujifilm GA645Zi)
Here is an introduction to a local festival that may surprise you! And a camera that I have not mentioned before, although it is featured in my contributor’s portrait: My Fuji GA645Zi.
Camera review: the RealitySoSubtle 6×12
I have been using digital cameras for the past 20 years. Like many of us, my love of photography began when I was a young using a little Kodak Brownie camera.
My first time with slide film: new Kodak EKTACHROME E100
Most of the frames which make up this mini-review are from the first roll of slide film
Film stock review: Kodak Pro Image 100
I’ll begin this review with a quick disclaimer – I’ve been shooting film for less than a year at this point.
5 Frames… With Kodak Tri-X 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Nikon FM2n)
Aside from the fact these photos were taken in the streets, they stray far from traditional street photography.
5 Frames… With Kodak EKTACHROME E100 (EI 100 / 35mm format / Leica R5)
I have to start with saying of late my taste in colour film has been changing.
Book review: “Bert Hardy’s Britain”
Photography books are a funny thing to me, they’re often big, cumbersome things that are far more expensive than their wordy cousins.
If you’re like me and have the attention span of a lemon, the idea of buying what
EMULSIVE interview #192: I am Maxime Evangelista and this is why I shoot film
This week’s interviewee has been shooting film for a little over a year at the time of writing.
Nothing to lose… My Indian road trip
“I have nothing to lose.” This was what I thought to myself before clicking on the button that subsequently led me on a solo trip to Delhi and North India in July 2018.
2018 started off slow.