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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.

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...

Peeled apart for good: The last frames of FUJI FP-100C or,...

For about a year and a half, every time I opened my fridge I saw my last remaining 10 exposure pack of Fuji FP...

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...

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...

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...

Reciprocity failure in landscape long exposures – Andy wasley

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. There are four things that you absolutely need in order...

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: get started with solargraphy

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

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...

Push processing 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...