As short months go, February 2018 was still a busy one here on EMULSIVE. Those 20 days saw 49 articles and images published – 30 and 19 respectively. That’s a whole lotta stuff to get lost in. Of course, I have my personal favourites but this month in review isn’t about those; it’s all about you and what you, the community found the most useful.
I’ve put together a quick list of the top ten articles published in February 2018, according to what you found most useful or engaging. The ten articles listed below are sorted by publish date and just under them, you’ll find a complete list of everything published across the month.
The Hasselblad V-System master guide: overview
Coincidentally, this was my favourite piece of the month. It represents the first part of a few years of research and several months of putting editing down. Part two is coming in March, and you’ll see monthly updates (possibly more frequently), throughout the year until I’m finished charting the vast possibilities offered by the Hasselblad V-System.
Finding Film part 13: ILFORD HP5 PLUS
Tom Rayfield is back and part 13 of Finding Film, charting his journey trying to find the perfect black and white film for his own style of photography. This time, he’s taking a look at an old favourite, IFLORD HP5 PLUS.
I am Rachel Brewster-Wright and this is why I shoot film
It’s Rachel! Friends of EMULSIVE, the Sunny 16 Podcast and the brand new Women of Film podcast – soon to be formally title, “Underexposed” will know Rachel and her (literal) analogue photography vehicle, Little Vintage Photography. Well, over two years after first asking her to do an interview, she finally came through!
Introducing Chroma: Inside 2018’s unique technical 4×5 field camera [with exclusive creator Q&A]
Steve Loyd is a madman in the best possible interpretation of the word. Over the mast year and a half, he’s been building Chroma, a brand new, one-of-a-kind large format camera.
At the time of publishing, there are still seven days to go and the project’s Kickstarter page sits at just under four times its initial target.
Blind film review: Fuji Natura 1600, Kodak Portra 800 and Lomography Color Negative 800 (35mm)
I took roll each of Kodak Portra 800, Lomography Color Negative 800 and Fuji Natura 1600 with me to Hong Kong and shot each, half and night and half during the day. I got my scans back ahead a few days ahead of the developed negatives and decided to put together this blind review in order to document my thoughts on each film (hopefully), without the danger of brand bias.
I am Ian Bartlett and this is why I shoot film
The UK’s Ian Bartlett is here talking to me about why he shoots film and his journey so far. So many wonderful images and thoughts here!
Dear Benice #2: Valentine’s Day love for a film photographer?
Resident agony aunt Nana Benice is back with her second attempt at helping answer questions from the EMULSIVE community. This month, she did her best to assist a photographer looking for love. Note to self. I need to ask her to lay off the gin next time.
I am Ioana Tăut and this is why I shoot film
For some reason, I’ve featured less than my fair share of Instant-only shooters as part of my interview series. If you are one, please be sure to get in touch.
Gear review: the Peak Design Slide Lite (v2)
I’m a bit of a strap nerd, so when the folks at Peak Design asked if I was interested in trying out and reviewing a couple, I jumped at the chance. My first stab at it was for the Slide Lite here, and a review of the Cuff will be coming in March!
Announcing the return of KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX P3200 film!
One of the final article published in February and it was a big one. If you’re reading this article, you likely already know but here you are: the first official announcement of the return of Kodak T-MAX P3200 published on the free web.
…and then there’s everything else
And that’s a wrap. See you next time.
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