These are the 30 days and 30 articles that made EMULSIVE in November 2020. There’s no fancy countdown here, just my usual recap for those of you who missed the goings-on. You’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month in order of publication (as decided by you).

If you read the October 2020 update, I’m still very much in catch-up mode but definitely getting there. As ever, if you’ve got something to share, please drop me a line.


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5 Frames… At Wisley Gardent on Fuji Superia 1600 35mm Format / EI 1600 / Nikon F90X + Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AI + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI)

This is by way of being a plea to @fujifilmeu to bring this magical film stock back into production! I now only have one or two rolls left, I can’t think of another film I’d more like to see resurrected. I was in London’s lavish Fuji showroom (Longacre) just a few days ago, the charming man I spoke to there had made exactly the same […]

Bringing home a new baby... The Automatic Rolleiflex 4x4 (featuring Rollei, ReraPan and Kodak 127 format films) - by Sherry Christensen

Bringing home a new baby… The Automatic Rolleiflex 4×4 (featuring Rollei, ReraPan and Kodak 127 format films)

Let me tell you about my adventures with my new Baby Rolleiflex 4×4 (technically speaking, the “Automatic Rolleiflex 4×4”) and Rollei Nightbird, ReraPan (and ReraChrome), AND Kodak Portra 160NC film… The adventure started way back in 2016 when I saw the Vivian Maier documentary and was just starting out with film. I really wanted a Rolleiflex in the worst way! I knew absolutely nothing about […]

5 Frames… Of my daughter a few weeks before harvest in Tirora on Fuji C200 (35mm Format / EI 200 Canon FTB QL + Canon 50mm f/1.4)

Hi, I’m Prabhahar Raja from India. I see myself as a passionate photographer although my profession is nowhere related to that passion. I have been into portrait photography for a few years now with my Fujifilm XH1 but the most interesting part in my photographic journey is, I have gotten into film photography. I have shot 6 rolls of film stocks till now with a […]

5 Frames… Of Laurel Hill Cemetery on Fomapan 100 Classic (120 Format / EI 100 / Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta A 531 + 7cm Tessar)

The weather is getting colder so any temperate day is a good excuse to go for a walk. With the pandemic worsening, the only crowds I felt safe visiting were those interred in Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. Founded in the first half of the 19th century it was meant as a park for the living as well as a place for the dead. Massive obelisks, […]

5 Frames... At Pradelles, deep in the heart of France on Rollei Retro 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FG) - by Stéphane Mee

5 Frames… At Pradelles, deep in the heart of France on Rollei Retro 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon FG)

During the confinement period in France earlier this year, I have decided to get back to film photography. I found this Nikon FG in excellent condition with a Nikkor 50mm Series E f/1.8 lens and a Falcor 28mmm f/2.8 lens on a second-hand website popular in France. The camera was going for 90 euros. The seller bought it in 1985 and all the original paperwork […]

5 Frames… Of downtown Chandler, AZ on Kodak Gold 200 and a Leica R4 (35mm Format / El 200 / Leica 35mm f/2.8 Elmarit-R)

I decided to shoot downtown Chandler, AZ. It has been a place I have shot with digitally many times on paid shoots as well as just banging around. The Leica R film cameras have always interested me and I picked up an R4 not knowing much about them. The camera itself really doesn’t do much for me when I hold it in my hand. Ergonomically […]

Fujifilm TX-1 Far

9 Frames… Or 3 triptychs from a Fujifilm TX-1 in New York, California and Japan

At this point in my film career, I own my fair share of cameras. I’ve bought a Mamiya RB67 and some lenses. I splurged on a Plaubel Makina 67. I even found a Mamiya 7 II for half street value courtesy of a kind old man on craigslist. And I’ve shot with all of these cameras fairly extensively. But I don’t think any camera has […]

Printing from slide film using RA-4 reversal processing

Being partial to shooting some slide film where financially possible has always left me with a big frustration when it comes to viewing my precious slide film photos. I own a slide projector and a very good 35mm scanner but with the last real darkroom process for printing slide film: ILFORD’s Cibachrome having been out of production since 2012 I’ve never bothered to print any […]

Another Hasselblad XPan alternative: Introducing the PressPan

Another Hasselblad XPan alternative: Introducing the PressPan

Before we begin, I just wanted to mention a couple of things.  In the interest of the flow of the article, links to websites, Instagram pages, and YouTube videos will all be found at the end of the review (but I do hope you’ll read the whole thing, and not just skip to the end!).  Also, this is my first experience shooting on a panoramic […]

Introducing MentalCollodion: Shining light on mental health struggles

In the Summer of 2021 something special is coming to the Scottish Highlands (and hopefully elsewhere), courtesy of Simon Riddell, a van, a large camera, and a lot of chemicals!  No, it’s not a sequel to Human Traffic, it’s a bold and exciting project from the man who helped bring us One Shot: Inchindown, the film about turning an underground WWII fuel bunker into the world’s […]

My Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van and Asahi Kogaku Takumar f/3.5 75mm, Frédéric Schneider

5 Frames… On a Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van with expired Fuji NEOPAN 100 ACROS (120 Format / EI 100 / Asahi Kogaku Takumar f/3.5 75mm)

The Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van is a rare but typical Japanese rangefinder built from 1953 to 1954. It is a mechanical beauty, the first with a fully automatic frame counter on the top of the camera. The camera has two viewfinders: one coupled for the focus, and one for the framing. It has no lightmeter in the camera, so I use a very handy […]

5 Frames… at Essen’s Ostfriedhof on expired Fuji Superia 100 (35mm format / EI 100 / Minolta Dynax 5 + Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7)

When my wife and I moved to a larger apartment in 2018, we discovered Essen’s Ostfriedhof nearby in our new neighborhood. It is a relatively large cemetery, spacious, park-like and very well-kept. With many historical graves, it does not correspond at all to the cliché of the cemeteries that I knew so far, and we like to go for a walk there regularly, as do […]

5 Frames... From a trip to the White Mountains on Kodak Gold 200 (35mm Format : EI 200 : Olympus XA2 + Olympus D.Zuiko 35mm f:3.5) - by Tessa Klingensmith

5 Frames… From a trip to the White Mountains on Kodak Gold 200 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Olympus XA2 + Olympus D.Zuiko 35mm f/3.5)

Over the weekend I went on a hike to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We covered 10 miles and over 5000 feet in elevation that day and the views were absolutely stunning. This was the first color roll I shot with the Olympus XA2. I got this camera back in March before the lockdown and for the first couple of months shot black and […]

2.5 years of Analogue Wonderland

2.5 years of Analogue Wonderland

You know it’s been an unusual year when you plan a guest article in May and start to write it in November! Either that or I’m just terrible with deadlines… My name’s Paul McKay and I’m one of the founders and co-owners of Analogue Wonderland. Today I will be taking you through the past 18 months in the rollercoaster life of a fledgling small film […]

5 Frames... Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres) - by Leo Nikishin

5 Frames… Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres)

5 Frames… Of a foggy forest on an English TLR and Kodak Tri-X 400 (120 Format / EI 400 / MPP Microcord MKII + 77.5mm f/3.5 Ross Xpres) – by Leo Nikishin In summer 2020, I was lucky to spend 6 weeks wandering around the Sintra region in Portugal. It is a marvelous place and one of its defining features is the fog: it comes from the […]

Month in review: August 2020

Month in review: August 2020

These are the 31 days and 34 articles that made EMULSIVE in August 2020. As usual, you’ll find a recap of all the articles published. Enjoy! ~ EM Thanks for reading! ~ EM

Box of Magic: The Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 56/2

Box of Magic: The Zeiss Ikon Box Tengor 56/2

This post has been a long time coming as well. Seems as though I have a backlog of ideas to work through, so bear with me. I’ve always had some sort of junk box camera kicking round for decoration, and the few times I’ve used them the results have been a bit of a joke so had never paid them any serious attention. I’m the […]

The Loop - 5 Frames... Of Chicago on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Chinon 3001) - by Ken Rowin

5 Frames… Of Chicago on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Chinon 3001)

I have been a film user for many years – well before digital existed.  I purchased my first “good” camera with money that I made working a summer job while in college.  Many cameras later, film as well as digital, I seem to find more enjoyment from film.  It seems more real to me – shaking a tank in the darkroom is so hands on, whereas sitting at […]

5 Frames... At the BMW Museum in Munich on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 800 / Nikon FE + Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8) - by Philipp Mittelstaedt

5 Frames… At the BMW Museum in Munich on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 800 / Nikon FE + Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8)

Hi, my name is Philipp, I’m 38 years and like to photograph on film. I loaded my first roll of film with my brother at the age of 12 and since then I’ve been taking photos more or less. Sometime after my early introduction, my brother got an old Minolta SRT from our uncle who died a little bit later. This SRT laid around in […]

Working the Scene from Four Different Perspectives: Protest Photography by New Exit Photography Group

Expressions of civil unrest have provided many opportunities for photographers to capture the energetic, emotional scenes which are the byproduct of demonstrations, protests, riots, and other manifestations. Crowds offer such a dynamic set of possibilities that I’ve even heard some describe protests as being “cheating,” or “too easy – fish in a barrel.” While it’s certainly easier to find something close and interesting to frame […]

My Pentax 645, Mark Illsley

5 Frames of the Historic Dyfi furnace on medium format ILFORD FP4 PLUS (120 Format / EI 125 / Pentax 645 + Pentax 45mm f/2.8 A)

Recent events had given me more than enough time to go over earlier work and start thinking about what I wanted from my photography going forward. One of these was to re-kindle my love of film photography, something I had not done in nearly 10 years. The other was making the jump to medium format film. Being primarily a landscape photographer and shooting a fair […]

5 Frames... From a Hasselblad XPan at Lake Aloha on Kodak Portra 800 (35mm Format / EI 800) - by Brian Fulda

5 Frames… From a Hasselblad XPan at Lake Aloha on Kodak Portra 800 (35mm Format / EI 800)

My girlfriend, four of our friends, and I recently planned a backpacking trip to the scenic Lake Aloha in California’s Desolation Wilderness, not far from Lake Tahoe. I knew I wanted to capture the three-day, two-night trip on film, but had a difficult time deciding between my 13oz (0.36kg) point-and-shoot camera, or my 3lb (1.36kg) Hasselblad XPan. I asked my Twitter friends which one I […]

5 Frames... On the Buffalo River with ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon EM + Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8) - by Chase Taylor

5 Frames… On the Buffalo River with ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon EM + Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8)

Having been a Boy Scout for the majority of my life, I have spent a lot of time looking for a capable and lightweight SLR to take camping, hiking, and in this case canoeing. In this article, I have opted to refrain from talking about ILFORD HP5 PLUS extensively, but I will say that it fit the utilitarian requirements of my setup. I would recommend […]

Add to Queue: Interviewing Steve O’Nions

Add to Queue: Interviewing Steve O’Nions

Welcome back to the Add to Queue series here at This series talks to film photographers from across the world who are also active on YouTube or Podcasts. Today my guest is Steve O’nions, a film photographer and YouTuber from England. I enjoy Steve’s content for some of the same reasons I enjoy Ben Horne’s. He has a quiet enthusiasm that is quite contagious. […]

5 Frames… Of 35mm film in a Russian 6×9 camera and Agfaphoto APX 400 (35mm Format / EI 200 / KMZ Moskva-2 + Industar-23 110 mm f/4.5)

I am always ready to try something new. So, when I came across an advertisement somewhere on the Internet for adapters that make a 35mm film usable in a medium format camera, I lept at it. The idea is great: it results in a completely different kind of picture because on the one hand the exposed 35mm film perforations are part of the picture and […]

MY Minolta X-700 + MD f/3.5 Macro Lens), Kathleen E. Johnson

5 Frames (+1)… Of beautiful B&W flowers on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta X-700 + MD 50mm f/3.5 Macro Lens)

I believe that we don’t give enough consideration to photographing flowers in black and white. Last year I ventured into the garden with my Minolta XD-11 and ILFORD’s HP5 PLUS. Recently, HP5 has become my ‘go-to’ 35 mm B&W film after my experiences of the past 2 years. I was also pushed by the Frugal Film Project to shoot HP5 for three months in 2020. […]

My Wista 45D + Nikkor W 150mm f/5.6, Roger Hyam

5 Frames… Of Edinburgh and Braemar on an emulsion I rustled up at the weekend (4×5 Format / EI <1 / Wista 45D + Nikkor W 150mm f/5.6)

Over the past couple of years, I have revisited many techniques and discovered new ones in my quest for a personal way of working. I thought I’d found my path when my first wet-plate collodion image appeared in my stained hands. The mid 18th Century process has everything necessary to induce addiction in the analogue photographer. Feedback is almost instantaneous and the results are unpredictable […]

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