Saxonvale: two years documenting a brownfield industrial site – by Tim...

This is the story of a photo project which started on a whim and grew into something far bigger than I’d imagined. Fingers crossed it’s not finished yet, but more on that later.

A new multi-format camera is born: meet the CAMERADACTYL HOMONCULUS 69...

There's a new camera on the block and it just so happens to be the latest addition to the CAMERADACTYL family. I call it the HOMONCULUS 69 - because it can take photographs up to 6x9 in size.

Foma Bohemia celebrates upcoming 100 year anniversary with new packaging

With their 100-year anniversary coming up in 2021, Foma Bohemia, makers of FOMAPAN black and white photographic film and papers is popping the cork a little early with three new, limited edition "retro" 1930s styled box art for its

In defence of 35mm point and shoot cameras

Point and shoot film cameras are often looked down upon within the film community and you'll hear more than the occasional accusation of them being an accessory to "make you look trendy".

How to: Connect legacy film scanners to modern computers

It's time to simplify and demystify the dark art of connecting legacy film scanners and other hardware to modern computers.

UPDATE: New film from Shanghai: GP3 100 now in 35mm format…plus...

See the latest updates (2019-06-25) at the foot of this page. Retailing at just $3.50 per 36 exposure roll, another new film stock for 2019 has been announced in the form of 35mm Shanghai GP3 100, which was made

Research: is there really a difference between real and simulated film...

To answer this question, I researched the foundations of film and digital photography; and which factors can influence the style of the results for my bachelor thesis.

Color drama: Negative Lab Pro v2… Finding the right workflow for...

What if you had a scanning solution for color negative and black and white film that enabled you to scan and convert a whole roll of 35mm film in less than 15 minutes and all that in next to

Brand new film from Fujifilm: NEOPAN 100 ACROS II announced, begins...

Updated with additional details, speculation and sample images. Picked up just a few moments ago is the heart-stopping news that Fujifilm is officially bringing black and white films back to the market in Autumn 2019 with the all-new NEOPAN

A practical guide to… Lith printing

When mainstream photography was entangled with the darkroom, the act of printing a photo would show the artist's hand as much as what was photographed.

Changing gear: how the theft of my kit pushed me into...

Changing Gear is a new series here on EMULSIVE where photographers are invited to talk about equipment or events that have changed the way they approach the world through their lens.

Amazing canned food pinhole selfies (featured project and how to)

It all started with some idle musings between a few photographers. Some were expressing a bit of disdain for the "selfie generation", which triggered a chain of thought that lead me to a fusion of pop-art and selfies.

How I built my darkroom for less than $500

"Oh sure, it may not look like much, but it’s going to be my new photo darkroom." I said this, with a touch of nostalgia, a bit of a whim, and the driving force of practicality around the return

A new TETENAL product for (and from) the film community?

The recent the opening of the SilvergrainClassics Studio/Lab in Germany gave Marwan El-Mozayen, editor-in-chief of PhotoKlassik International and co-owner of the lab the chance to organize an impressive meeting of the minds. There was an opportunity to let company

RANTS: Who really cares if …”XYZ did it first”?

As a photographer, there are certain words that when uttered, strike fear into my heart. "That's an ND filter, not an IR filter", is a pretty good example. In appropriate measure, fear can be a good thing.

How to: Make your own 126 film perforator

This is a follow up to my original article on the Kodak Instamatic 500 and my passion for the (rather underloved) 126 Instamatic format. There are loads of great “square format” point and shoot cameras out there, if only

How to: Shoot Fuji Instax instant print film in a classic...

Some of my classic cameras remind me of the fascinating history of photography. Recently I wanted to see if I could make instant prints with my Speed Graphic press camera.

EMULSIVE March 2019: month in review

March might seem like a distant memory as we go barrelling into May, so let this month in review be a reminder to you - at least as far as EMULSIVE is concerned.

Why did it take me so long to start shooting Kodak...

There are a few reasons it's taken me so long to become comfortable with shooting Tri-X, and I thought it might be useful to share these, both so that I can understand my process more coherently (as with most

The Simple Enlarger: compact, portable, low-cost darkroom printing for all

I want to spread the idea that a photographic enlarger is fundamentally a very simple thing.

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