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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.

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...

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 – 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

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.

Comparing Fuji ACROS 100, ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and Kodak T-MAX...

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 – by Toby Van de Velde

In the summer of 2017 I decided that I needed a new pinhole camera.

Creating 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 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...

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)...

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” – by Yusuf...

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

Comparing Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS to… Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS –...

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. One of the things I really wasn’t taking to was all those menus and buttons.

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

Welcome to part two of my long exposure test results.

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.

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

Welcome to the sixth and final part of the AEROgraphic project series.

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 photography and I don’t really consider myself to be an artist. Working as a

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 die Ergebnisse waren wirklich sehenswert! Natürlich weckte dies mein Interesse für alternative Entwickler.

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 to read the preceding parts before diving in.

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 soup can be used to develop film.