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, the importance of correct development and the development process itself. Through this article and the

An introduction to black and white darkroom printing

Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into.

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, partly to fund its replacement, a Sony RX100.

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.

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.

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

Review: CineStill Df96 Monobath developer – by Stephen Schaub

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fierce advocate for film.

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 photo labs, it was time to take full responsibility for all the loosely cut last

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.

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.

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.

How to: An introduction to wet plate collodion

You might remember that we featured an interview with Robert Marsters some months ago.

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.

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 relatively new to the world outside what is considered traditional film photography (such as myself

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 pulling film. It's a great read for those of you who are thinking about dipping

How-to: Make cyanotype prints from analog or digital negatives without sunlight...

I hope that through this article, I’ll be able to convince you that cyanotypes can be done on a tight budget and without access to sunlight.

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.

How to bulk load 120 or 220 film (using 65mm Kodak...

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 format.

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 takes more than a modicum of skill.

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