That’s right I said it, stop cross-processing lovely slide film. Slide film was designed to produce lovely true striking colours, with great contrast, sharpness and fine grain. It allowed photographers, artists and printers to see exactly what they were getting. Yet you want to xpro it to make it grainy, blurry and a complete smorgasbord […]
Author Archives: Sandeep Sumal
London and South East England based amateur film photographer. I enjoy wandering with my camera seeing what the world has to offer and how I can capture it. Oh and biscuits, I enjoy biscuits.
5 Frames… Of everyday household objects in a tiny “Studio” on Fujifilm Superia Premium 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Olympus OM-1N)
I don’t know about the rest of you but the COVID-19 lockdown pretty much took away my photography mojo for a while. I mean, when you are worried about the health of your family, friends and yourself, these things are going to take a back seat. What I found eventually once we settled into the […]
Lomography Peacock X-Pro Slide 110 film: Just because it says X-PRO doesn’t mean you should
What did my mother tell me about talking to strange men on the internet? That’s right, I shouldn’t do it. Did I listen? That would be a no. Social media is a strange place and you can end up chatting to many different people on a whole range of subjects, but I digress. On this […]
5 Frames… With ILFORD ORTHO PLUS + filter comparisons (EI 80 / 35mm format / Olympus OM-1n)
As a film photographer, unless you have been living under a rock the last few weeks you will know the exciting news that ILFORD Photo launched a new film, ILFORD ORTHO PLUS on October 24th. It is an orthochromatic black and white film which ILFORD suggests should be rated at EI 80 and EI 40 […]
Changing gear: The inverse of control AKA a Holga point of view
When I first started photography as a serious hobby I was shooting a Fujifilm X10 digital camera.
5 Frames… With Kodak EKTACHROME Infrared EIR (EI 200 / 35mm format / Olympus OM-1n)
I’ve have had a roll of Kodak EKTACHROME Infrared EIR in my fridge for a year or so now. For those of you that don’t know this is a colour Infrared slide film (E6 processing, #SayNoToXPRO).
5 Frames… With Fujifilm Venus 800 (EI 800 / 35mm format / Nikon F6)
I had never heard of Fujifilm Venus 800 before just the normal Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 800. A bit of research confirmed that this was a different stock to the Superia.
5 Frames… With ILFORD XP2 Super (EI 400 / 120 format / Zeiss IKON Nettar)
I love ILFORD XP2 SUPER. It’s a film I have shot with extensively. It is a C-41 black and white film so not a ‘true’ black and white film.
Ekt-cars: Classic American cars on Kodak Ektar 100
Sitting in bed one recent Sunday morning, I noticed a local news item. In the town next to where I live there was going to be an American car and bike show.
5 Frames… With Lomography Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 (EI 400 / 35mm / Nikon F6)
This was from my 2nd roll of Lomography’s new Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400. I had shot my first roll in Malta and liked what it could do with colours.
Close-up photography challenge with 35mm Kodak VISION2 250D 5205
Back towards the end of 2016 and early 2017 EMULSIVE asked the film community what type of articles we would like to see in 2017.
Reviewing the %#$?! Holga 120N (the Holga Glo)
Well well well, a review on my thoughts about using a Holga, specifically the Holga 120N. A glow-in-the-dark version, which is very useful, said no one ever.
Thoughts on Fuji NEOPAN 1600 AKA: let your film fulfil its destiny
Some weeks back I bought 3 rolls of expired Fuji Neopan 1600.
Camera review: the Olympus OM-1N
The Olympus OM-1 was introduced in 1973 and was originally launched as the M-1, which relatively quickly had to be changed to the OM-1 as Leica felt it was too close to their M series. According to Olympus, it