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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.

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...

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...

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...

Reference: Ilford FP4+ development times from EI 100 to EI 6400

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...

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

Picking up from our original Provia 100F review, we're going to talk about how we can experiment with this film and the kinds of results you...

Bulk loading 120 film using 65mm Kodak 250D (5207)

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: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Experiments: cross processing and pushing Kodak EKTACHROME E100VS (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...

Getting 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...