Cheat sheet: ILFORD FP4 PLUS development times – EI 100 to...

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...

Film stock review: A new film from Fuji? Introducing Fuji Super...

A new film from Fuji? As puzzling as this might sound given the company's penchant for discontinuing film stocks recently, it is an easy...

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...

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...

Cinematic storytelling part 1: an overview of motion picture film and...

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,...

Black and white film high EI shootout part 2: Kodak Tri-X...

The high EI shootout is back for part two: the pushening. Poorly executed references to the terrible sequel that was Highlander 2 aside, I'm hoping...

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,...

A treatise on dealing with your film archive

UPDATE: This article is in sever need of an update. Expect one in mid-2019! Talk to film photographers for long enough and the subject will...

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...

Where are my effing pictures? Or, finding an archive system for...

In 2009 I bought my third digital camera, a little Panasonic Lumix LX3 to complement my somewhat chunkier DSLR. In 2012 I sold it,...

Appendix B of the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog...

Welcome to the second appendix to the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer. In Appendix A I set out the push and...

Review: Comparing FF No.1 and Cinestill Df96 monobath developers

Monobath film developers feel like the in thing for 2018. Whether you're just thinking about jumping into home developing, or are an old hand,...

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. In part one I spoke about...

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...

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...

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...

How to get 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...

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...

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...