Cinematic storytelling part 1: an overview of motion picture film and...

This three-part series explores motion picture film for use in still camera and covers the theory behind motion picture film, currently available film stocks, the importance of correct development and the development process itself. Through this article and the

How to build a simple Arduino shutter speed tester – by...

I've been stuck in my house filling orders for my Kickstarter campaign for the CAMERADACTYL 4x5 Field Camera, mostly just babysitting printers, changing filaments and adjusting extruders every few hours.

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 that you'll find this extension of part one just as informative as the first and

Cinematic storytelling part 2: motion picture film, print film and chemistry

In part two of this series we are going to go delve into the technical side of motion picture film: color temperature, print vs motion picture film stocks and finally start to get into what ECN-2 is all about.

How to build a photography website in 2019…what you need to...

The new year is upon us but it needn't be filled with broken resolutions, especially if you've committed yourself to create a new photography website (or plan on refreshing one you already have).

Every single film stock still made today – Part 7: the...

This is the final part of my series covering every single one of the 180+ photographic film stocks still being made today. I'll be breaking down the numbers with a bit of commentary below but as ever, please do

The Hasselblad V-System master guide: C and C T* lenses

There's no arguing that in the V-System, Hasselblad created one of, if not the world's most comprehensive and flexible medium format camera system. The V-System comprises of somewhere in the region of 35 bodies, 70 lenses, 20 film backs and

5 Frames With… Fomapan 100 Classic (EI 25 / 120 /...

A few weeks ago I travelled to Con Dao island in Southern Vietnam - one of the very few destinations which are yet to be destroyed by the growing tourism industry in this country. I expected some dramatic seascapes

EMULSIVE’s most popular film stock reviews of 2018

It's the fourth article in 2018's end-of-year lazy post, this time counting down the most popular film reviews here on EMULSIVE over the course of 2018. Ready?

Creating the GX-Pan: a wide format cinematic Hasselblad

I’ve always been fascinated by the cinematic look of movies.

How to make a TEXPan: shoot wide-format 35mm film in the...

In this article, I'll be showing you how to very simply modify your Fuji medium format rangefinder to shoot wide-format 35mm film (aka make your own TEXPan).

EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2018 – Public registration is now open

Update 2018-11-05: Registration is now closed at 1200+ players in 54 countries but you can and should still make a "Community Causes" nomination or two for this year's event! Update 2018-09-03: EMULSIVE Santa 2018 official sponsor and "Community Causes" announcement

EMULSIVE’s most popular film camera reviews of 2018

Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!

Every single film stock still made today – Part 1: ADOX...

Update 02: 2018-09-20 If you're anything like me, you've probably wondered how many fresh film stocks are still in production and available for purchase today.

Shooting Kodak Tri-X 400 from EI 800 to EI 12800 (+...

Covering the results of experimenting with Kodak Tri-X 400, this article picks up from my original Kodak Tri-X 400 review and will show you single-stop pushes from EI 400 all the way up to EI 12800.

Building a naked Aero Ektar Speed Graphic: The AEROgraphic project part...

This is the first of a six-part series in which I will describe the process of creating a "naked" Graflex Pacemaker Speed Graphic 4x5 camera and Kodak Aero Ektar lens combination;

How to shoot Instax Square in an Instax Wide camera (free...

When we talk about instant film, Fujifilm and Polaroid Originals are the only mature solutions available at this time. One of the characteristics of these cameras is that we can choose only one format for one camera.

Every single film stock still made today – Part 4: Kodak...

Update 03: 2018-11-20 Welcome to part four of this series exploring every single film stock (including instant film, dry plates, etc.), still being made today.

5 Frames With… ILFORD XP2 SUPER (EI 400 / 35mm /...

Surprising as this may be but ILFORD XP2 SUPER is currently my favourite* general-purpose black & white film.

Welcome to EMULSIVE v3

For readers without a long memory, the last major design update to EMULSIVE was way back in February 2016, just 7 short months after launch.