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...

An introduction to Platinum/Palladium printing – by Scott Hays

If there was ever a form of printing that gives you that true artistic feel, Platinum/Palladium would be it. If you have access to a...

Bulk loading 120 film using 65mm Kodak 250D (5207)

In June 2015 I was lucky enough to source a fresh 300ft short-end of Kodak's 250D (Vision 3 5207) motion picture stock in 65mm...

Working with paper negatives – Part one: A story of thrift...

Film photography, or analog photography -- to use a term that better encompasses other media and processes -- really is a fascinating world. To those...

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 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...

Working with paper negatives – Part two: Trial by light

You’ve heard of GAS? I’m also getting PES - Paper Experimentation Syndrome. Now 6 months into my adventures working with paper negatives, I’ve found three types...

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. However, whenever I looked...

How to: developing your own slide film with the Tetenal Colortec...

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 started with pushing (and pulling) film

We've roped the very agreeable Michael Bitaxi into putting together a guest post for us covering everything you need to get started with pushing and...

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...

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

A few months ago, I wrote about the results of my tests on FERRANIA P30 Alpha in various developers. Today, I'm back with part two. Part...

Silver craft: creating a fine print, from contact sheet to fiber...

Creating a print is much more than simply setting up an enlarger, negative and some paper. The perfect print requires thought and effort from...

Working with Paper Negatives – Part 3: At work in the...

Welcome to part three of my series on photography using paper negatives aka photographic paper! If you're new to the series, please take a moment...

How to create Polaroid emulsion lifts – by Matt Parry

At some point in 2017, I went through a phase of photographic despondency but developed an interested in alternative, broadly photographic ventures. In a...

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...

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...

Kodak Tri-X 400 development times – EI 200 to EI 25600

My recent Ilford FP4+ development times article seemed to cause quite a buzz. Mostly around the topic of "why would you even try to shoot...

An introduction to: Black and white darkroom printing

Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into. I hope this introduction will help those that haven’t yet taken the step,...