I got bit by the RA-4 reversal bug a few weeks back, diving deep into chemistry, filtration, processing, and rinsing (more on the rinsing a bit later). The RA-4 development process is used to produce a color print on (you guessed it) color paper in the darkroom. In this article, I cover my RA-4 reversal […]
Experimentation plays a huge part in film photography – it’s baked right into the medium. Explore experimental development techniques, pushing and pulling film, cross processing, redscale photography and much, much more.
65 photographic projects you can do when you’re stuck at home
To help beat the boredom, I reached out to the film photography community and asked what kinds of photography projects they’d be doing while stuck at home/physically distancing over the next…
Testing CT Scanners: Here’s how badly they can damage your photographic film
Recently, a number of film companies have issued warnings about new and enhanced scanning technology (CT scanners). As I was travelling through Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport recently, I thought I would sacrifice a roll of film to see what the damage looks like.
Say hello to the LEGO Nikon F3, the new “plastic fantastic” film camera
Christmas has come early for LEGO fans and film photographers alike in the form of the LEGO Nikon F3 created by Ethan Brossard – aka LegoDog0126. The Nikon F3 needs no introduction but Ethan and his creation most certainly do. For that, it’s over to him. ~ EM This is a LEGO model of the […]
Research: is there really a difference between real and simulated film photographs?
To answer this question, I researched the foundations of film and digital photography; and which factors can influence the style of the results for my bachelor thesis.
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
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.
How-to: convert a toy camera to shoot BW infrared film
Ok, so as photography how-to’s go, this one is as simple as they come.
Peeled apart for good: the creative obligation not to f**k it up, my last frames of FUJI FP-100C
For about a year and a half, every time I opened my fridge I saw my last remaining 10 exposure pack of Fuji FP 100C instant film, and every time I opened said fridge I was reluctant to take it
Four seasons with: Kodak EASTMAN Plus-X 5231
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
Developing expired large format black and white film
If you are old enough, you will remember a time when expired film was like kryptonite to a photographer.
Comparing Fuji NEOPAN 100 ACROS, ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and Kodak T-MAX 100
This whole project started when I realized I had been blindly allegiant to certain black and white films for a number of years without any particular rhyme or reason.
The Ceramic Pinhole Camera build
In the summer of 2017 I decided that I needed a new pinhole camera.
Creating double exposure portraits
One of my favorite things about shooting film is that I can make multiple exposures, which are photographs that contain 2 or more images on the same frame.
How-to: Build your own JOBO-style semi-automatic film processor: Pt.2
Welcome back to this guide on building your own JOBO-style automatic film processor.
How-to: Build your own JOBO-style semi-automatic film processor: Pt.1
I have always wanted a Jobo film processor.
Long exposure film tests part three: Kodak Professional Ektar 100, Portra 160, Portra 400, Portra 800 and Fujifilm PRO 400H
Welcome to the third instalment of my Long Exposure Test series. In this part, I am looking at 5 readily available colour negative films and how adjustment of longer exposure times effects the outcomes.
How to work with the narrow latitude of color reversal (slide) films
Exposure latitude is defined by the satisfactory range between the shadow and highlights at which details can still be visible and color reversal (slide) films are known to have exposure latitudes that are much narrower than black and white, or
How to eliminate the Fuji Velvia “Magenta Cast”
I love the colors of Fuji Velvia, but I don’t like the magenta color cast that can result during daylight shooting.