Here’s listicle #2 for this year, and it’s 100% focused on darkroom alchemy. From bringing back Kodachrome (development, that is!), to RA-4 color printing, to monobath developers, lith printing and…the list goes on. Darkroom and darkroom-related work continues to increase through our community as more and more photographers find them selves coming back to traditional […]
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 […]
Being in lockdown has given me more time to consider expanding my repertoire of darkroom techniques. One of these is something a little different to what I would normally try: Solarisation. It’s a technique I’m sure many are familiar with, it is new to me and to be honest, some of the images I’ve seen […]
If you’re on social media, you will have no doubt noticed an uptick in darkroom-related activities in our community. From home processing black and white and colour film to RA-4 darkroom printing, it seems that more and more people are getting into the darkroom in one way or another, and that’s fantastic news. Here are […]
I’ve been a street photographer and black and white darkroom worker since back when bulk film loaders boasted of “Penny a Frame” – that’s right, $.36 a roll of film.
I really believe that to be a complete photographer it is imperative to either hone the skill set of printing within a darkroom environment or be knowledgeable of the process.
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.
“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
I want to spread the idea that a photographic enlarger is fundamentally a very simple thing.
If there was ever a form of printing that gives you that true artistic feel, Platinum/Palladium would be it.
I don’t make very many prints. Relatively speaking that is, considering how many pictures I make for myself and as part of my job.
Black and white printing is (obviously) fun, and easy to get into.
Analoge Schwarz Weiss Filme in Hühnerbrühe entwickelt? Genug Internet für heute…
Keine alltägliche Kombination, aber laut eines Artikels den ich gefunden habe durchaus machbar. Und die Ergebnisse waren wirklich sehenswert! Natürlich weckte dies mein Interesse für alternative Entwickler.
Analog black and white film development and chicken soup. Enough internet for today?
An unusual combination, but according to an article I found online, chicken soup can be used to develop film.
Before I jump into the guide, allow me a few moments to tell you the story of how I began shooting and developing slide film.
Many years ago, while working as an employee of a transport and delivery company, I
Italy – It was a February morning some years ago. Very cold but with a bright and clear sky.
Italia – Era una mattina di Febbraio, molto fredda ma con un cielo luminoso e terso.
Snatched from the streets of San Diego in late March 2016 by a group of masked assailants, Diz has been spending some time at EMULSIVE HQ (voluntarily) working on a guest post covering his process for developing motion picture film
We grabbed some time to have a chat with David Lingham, Wales-based darkroom purist and ex-litho industry stripper (not THAT kind). David’s got some beautiful images to share, as well as some insight into his photographic journey and why