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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Appendix B of the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog...

Welcome to the second appendix to the Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer. In Appendix A I set out the push and...

How to make and experiment with homemade redscale film

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...

The Ceramic Pinhole Camera build – 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...

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. If you recall, in part 1 we build the water tank...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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....