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Greta Thunberg: capturing the voice of the 21st century using 150-year-old...

The call came in on the afternoon of Monday 7th October. Shane Balkowitsch would have little under 24 hours to plan a 15-minute wet plate photoshoot with Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock. Naturally, the first thing he did after getting off the phone was to start packing his studio up into the back of his truck — including his portable darkroom.

EMULSIVE interview #207: I am George Quiroga and this is why...

Up for this week's fresh EMULSIVE interview slot is George Quiroga who has been out there catching light for over 50 years...

Is “premium” really worth the money? Comparing the Ricoh GR1s and...

Here's a question you've probably asked yourself before: "Is it really worth paying for a premium compact 35mm camera when a lesser-known,...

Photography: Nature always wins – Shot on CatLABS X-Film 80 at...

Nature always wins Shot on CatLABS X-Film 80 at EI 50Black and white negative in 120 format shot...

EMULSIVE Secret Santa 2019: registration open until October 31st

UPDATE: Registration for EMULSIVE Santa 2019 has closed. Registration for the fifth EMULSIVE Santa is now open until October 31st! If you have...

Photography: Overprotected – Shot on Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS (E100VS) at EI...

Shot on Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS (E100VS) at EI 100Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm formatNikon F6 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D Read...

EMULSIVE Interview #206: I am Amol Parikh and this is why...

Split between continents and cultures, today's fresh interviewee Amol Parikh takes us on a trip into his photographic story, from the US...

RANTS: There’s no such thing as 120mm film…

Let's be as clear as possible: there is no such thing as "120mm film". Medium format roll film for cameras like Hasselblads,...

EMULSIVE August 2019: month in review

31 days and 38 articles. Here's everything you missed on EMULSIVE in August, starting with a list of the "top ten" as decided by...

Dream camera: My experiences buying a Nikon F6 from Japan Camera...

Everyone has a dream camera. I have...well, a dream team: a set of cameras designed to meet specific needs and moods, from the small to large formats.

EMULSIVE Interview #205: I am Jeremy Calow and this is why...

If you spend any time checking out landscape photographers online - especially if you've been eyeing up 6x17 format photography - you will no doubt have come across the work of today's interviewee, Jeremy Calow.

EMULSIVE July 2019: month in review

Let's take a look back at the month on EMULSIVE that was July 2019. As usual for these monthly listicles, I've laid out the ten most read and discussed articles here on EMULSIVE for last month, as well as a complete list of July's 36 articles.

EMULSIVE Interview #204: I am Richard Davies and this is why...

Plates, films, stars and scenes. I've been following today's fresh interviewee (on social media!) pretty much since EMULSIVE came into existence back...

Field testing the Billingham AVEA 7 and AVEA 8 end pockets

I've been hanging these off my Billinghams for years. For the uninitiated, Billingham's AVEA end pockets are small add-on packs which clip onto either...

Photography: Decked out – Shot on Kodak Portra 800 at EI...

Decked out Shot on Kodak Portra 800 at EI 200Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6x6

An early swansong? Reviewing the CONTAX AX: autofocusing manual lenses

When it comes to autofocusing manual lenses on film cameras there is really only one option: the unique and relatively short-lived CONTAX AX. Chunky sibling of the CONTAX RX and...

EMULSIVE Interview #203: I am Lina Bessonova and this is why...

Darkroom lab owner, photographer, printer and workshop host, Lina Bessonova is one of the busiest interviewees I've had on so far this year.

EMULSIVE June 2019: month in review

It's time to take a look back at the month of June 2019 here on EMULSIVE. Two new film announcements, an interview with the one and only Jon Canlas, film simulation research and hooking up old scanning gear are just a few of the topics and articles that appeared right here.

EMULSIVE Interview #202: I am Wendy Gunderson and this is why...

Welcome to EMULSIVE interview #202! Today I'm featuring the work and words of Wendy Gunderson, lawyer, photographer, community builder and serial website creator to name a few.

The first new colour film stock in 5 years: LomoChrome Metropolis...

It’s been nearly five years since we saw a new colour negative photographic film hit the shelves and over six since the one before that.