Experiments

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.

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...

How to: An introduction to wet plate collodion

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...

Reciprocity failure in landscape long exposures

Iceland. Winter. You're standing at the base of a waterfall, semi-numb fingers fumbling a new roll of 35mm into the back of your ice-cold SLR....

Cheat sheet: ILFORD FP4 PLUS development times – EI 100 to...

Over the years I've built up a large bank of development times and schemes for many black and white films, old and new; and...

Scanning film: Canon 5D Mark II vs Drum scanner vs Epson...

Preface This article originally appeared over at Addicted2light in November 2012 and has been kindly updated by author Gianluca Bevacqua. Gianluca's taken a bit of time...

Working with paper negatives – Part two: Trial by light

You’ve heard of GAS? I’m also getting PES - Paper Experimentation Syndrome. Now 6 months into my adventures working with paper negatives, I’ve found three types...

Esperimenti fotografici con Fuji Instanx in bianco e nero

English version here: https://emulsive.org/experiments/black-and-white-fuji-instax-photographic-experiments   Mi chiamo WhatsBehindThat e faccio foto. La mia prima foto e’ stata fatta con una Yashica, dopo che mio fratello mi spiego’...

Experimenting with black and white photography on colour Fuji INSTAX

Versione in Italiano e qui: https://emulsive.org/experiments/esperimenti-fotografici-con-fuji-instanx-in-bianco-e-nero   My name is WhatsBehindThat and I make photos. I took my first shots with a Yashica film camera (after my brother...

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...

Developing motion picture film in your own darkroom by Mr. D...

Snatched from the streets of San Diego in late March 2016 by a group of masked assailants, Diz has been spending some time at EMULSIVE...

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...

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...

Black and white film high EI shootout part 2: Kodak Tri-X...

The high EI shootout is back for part two: the pushening. Poorly executed references to the terrible sequel that was Highlander 2 aside, I'm hoping...

Black and white film high EI shootout part 1: Kodak Tri-X...

A few months ago I wrote a post about experimenting with pushing Kodak Tri-X from ISO 800 to 12800. It went down quite well and...

Photoset #01: Kodak Ektar 100 – +1-stop push with +1 over...

As regular readers will know, I've been doing #FILMSWAPs for close to six months now and things are going great guns. Since it all started back in...

Experiments: cross processing and push processing Fuji Provia 100F (RDP III)

Picking up from my original Provia 100F review, I'm going to talk about how we can experiment with this film and the kinds of...

Experimenting with Rollei Superpan 200 (with bonus infrared)

Today we've decided to give you all a look at what kind of results you can expect from Rollei's Superpan 200 black and white...

Shooting Kodak Tri-X 400 from EI 800 to EI 12800 (+...

Covering the results of experimenting with Kodak Tri-X 400, article picks up from my original Kodak Tri-X 400 review and will show you single-stop pushes from EI...

Experiments: cross processing and pushing Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS (E100VS)

Picking up from the original review, we're going to talk about experiment with Kodak EKTACHROME E100VS and the kinds of results you can expect...