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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.

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 film. Many years ago, while working as an employee of a transport and delivery company, I

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 static elements of the shoreline is the key to this visual narrative.

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.

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

Picking up from the original review, I'm going to talk about experiment with Kodak EKTACHROME E100VS and the kinds of results you can expect from pushing and cross processing the film and then pushing and cross processing this film.

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.

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

Reciprocity failure in landscape long exposures – by Andy Walsey

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.

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.

Effectively shooting Fuji Velvia 50 and other slide films – by...

Fuji Velvia 50 is my favourite colour film. The colours, saturation and contrast are unique. It's especially good for golden hour colours around dawn and sunset.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

I originally wrote the full "Technical Field Guide for the Discerning Analog Photographer" as a quick reference for technical photographers in the field.

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 HQ (voluntarily) working on a guest post covering his process for developing motion picture film

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.

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 format.

Experimenting with Rollei Superpan 200 (with bonus infrared)

Today I've decided to give you all a look at the kind of results you can expect from Rollei's Superpan 200 black and white film in 120 format.

The Ceramic Pinhole Camera build – by Toby Van de Velde

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

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 relatively new to the world outside what is considered traditional film photography (such as myself