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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, red scale photography and much, much more here.

Film review: comparing Fuji ACROS 100, ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and...

This whole project started when I realized I had been blindly allegiant to certain black and white films for a number of years without...

Camera build: Ceramic Pinhole Camera – by Toby Van de Velde

In the summer of 2017 I decided that I needed a new pinhole camera. My previous pinhole camera I had made several years previously...

Double exposure portraits – by Clara Araujo

One of my favorite things about shooting film is that I can make multiple exposures, which are photographs that contain 2 or more images...

How-to: Build your own JOBO-style semi-automatic film processor: Pt.2 – by...

Welcome back to this guide on building your own JOBO-style automatic film processor. If you recall, in part 1 we build the water tank...

How-to: Build your own JOBO-style semi-automatic film processor: Pt.1 – by...

I have always wanted a Jobo film processor. For years the idea of having a temperature controlled water bath and a roller based agitation...

Long exposure film tests part three: Kodak Professional Ektar 100, Portra...

Welcome to the third instalment of my Long Exposure Test series. In this part, I am looking at 5 readily available colour negative films...

How to work with the narrow latitude of color reversal (slide)...

Exposure latitude is defined by the satisfactory range between the shadow and highlights at which details can still be visible and color reversal (slide)...

How to eliminate the Fuji Velvia “Magenta Cast” – by Yusuf...

I love the colors of Fuji Velvia, but I don’t like the magenta color cast that can result during daylight shooting. You will find...

Comparing Fujifilm Acros to… Fujifilm Acros – by Stig Starr

Looking back at my Lightroom folders I can see that I started taking photography more seriously in 2013 when I acquired an entry-level DSLR....

Long exposure film tests part two: ILFORD HP5+, ILFORD Delta Professional...

Welcome to part two of my long exposure test results. for part two I wanted to look at how higher speed films from ILFORD...

How to: get started with solargraphy – by Barnaby Nutt

Every year on the summer solstice, the sun is higher in the sky than at any other time in the year. From that point,...

Building a naked Aero Ektar Speed Graphic: The AEROgraphic project part...

Welcome to the sixth and final part of the AEROgraphic project series. If you've been following along with your own build, by now you will...

A call for imperfection AKA walking a thin line between creation...

"All styles are good except the boring kind." – Voltaire   Let’s get a few things straight before we go any further: I did not study...

Ein Vorstoß in der Dunkelkammer – Papierentwicklung mit Caffenol (und anderen...

Analoge Schwarz Weiss Filme in Hühnerbrühe entwickelt? Genug Internet für heute… Keine alltägliche Kombination, aber laut eines Artikels den ich gefunden habe durchaus machbar. Und...

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...

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...

Making and experimenting with homemade redscale film – Agfa Vista Plus...

This article covers making and experimenting with redscale film at home. I'll be walking you through the (very simple) steps you'll need to roll your...

Long exposure film tests part one: ILFORD PAN F+, ILFORD FP4+,...

Long exposure film photography is a technique central to my currently ongoing photography project, Where We Meet. Capturing the smooth extensions of water movement, contrasted with...

An introduction to wet plate collodion by Robert Marsters

You might remember that we featured an interview with Robert Marsters some months ago. I asked Robert to provide some background to the wet plate collodion...

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...