If I’m being completely honest, Paris was not my first choice for a vacation destination in February. We were headed to Mallorca to meet with my in-laws for a week, and it was cheaper to fly to Paris and then to Spain, so we decided to spend a few days in the French capital. I […]
Tag: Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400
Por las Calles del Viejo San Juan (Through the Streets of Old San Juan) on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400
If someone offered me an airline ticket anywhere in the world to photograph a city, I’d have to pick Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. I lived in this special place for three years (from 2013 – 2016) and it continues to captivate me. While living there, I mainly shot with my digital cameras, but […]
5 Frames… Of Boston on Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 with a Leica R8 (35mm / EI 400 / + Summicron-R 50mm f/2)
My first memories of childhood begin with my father’s Leica R4 and since then, cameras and I have been inseparable. So much so that I rarely leave my house without my camera and at work, I develop new forms of cameras, imaging systems and algorithms. I grew up in a small city called Dehradun (in […]
My first roll… Of 35mm film: Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 in a Pentax K1000
I shot my first roll of35mm film using a Pentax K1000 I bought on the same day I returned a faulty Yashica Mat 124-G — my first camera ever — but that’s a story for another article about my first 120 film roll. I’m glad I made that decision! The Pentax K1000 taught me a […]
EMULSIVE Interview #224: I am David Imel and this is why I shoot film
Welcome to another fresh EMULSIVE interview, this week with New York based tech journalist David Imel. Regular readers might remember David’s flagrant disregard for the sanctity of 5 Frames… with his 9 Frames / 3 Triptychs from last November and I’m glad to say he’s back with more — frames, not triptychs that is. To […]
5 Frames… Of MASSIVE engineering on a tiny camera (Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400 / 35mm / Minox 35 GT)
Last December I went on a trip to the area where my mother was born and where parts of my family still live. It’s an area close to Cologne which is marked by the brown coal industry. There are several power plants still contributing to Germany’s energy supply and brown coal has been mined and […]
9 Frames… Or 3 triptychs from a Fujifilm TX-1 in New York, California and Japan
At this point in my film career, I own my fair share of cameras. I’ve bought a Mamiya RB67 and some lenses. I splurged on a Plaubel Makina 67. I even found a Mamiya 7 II for half street value courtesy of a kind old man on craigslist. And I’ve shot with all of these […]
5 Frames… Of portraits on Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Canon EOS 50E + Canon EF 50mm f/1.4)
First things first, I have to confess that I am 80% a digital shooter. It’s more convenient because I work mostly with models, and therefore, attention to detail is important, so I like to occasionally be able to check the results on the LCD screen. Recently, I did some cleaning up in my studio and […]
5 Frames… Of 35mm Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 in a 620 format TLR (EI 400 / Ansco Rediflex)
Being under quarantine has me doing all sorts of film-related experiments. In addition to following EMULSIVE’s 65 projects on what photographers can do when stuck at home, I decided to try out a roll or two of expired 35mm film in an old medium format camera, the Ansco Rediflex. I decided to use an old […]
My first roll… Of 35mm film: Kyiv on Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 in a Zenit E
Not too long ago EM posted an article about his first roll of film. I was going through my old scans at the time and found mine. This coincidence inspired me to share that roll with you, albeit with a few shots removed (at the subjects request). The majority, however, remain in all their uncomposed […]
Canon Demi EE17: The everyday diptych machine
There are many cameras out there that take standard 35mm film and expose alternative formats for creative effect. The Noblex’s literally sweeping panoramas, the Nishika N8000’s 3D gifs, and the Lomography Pop’s 9 frame pop-art “explosions” all have their appeal, but they all share the same problem: their form factor and results are too niche […]
Film stock review: LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100-400 in 35mm and 120 format – A new color negative favorite
In 2019 Lomography announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a brand new film emulsion: LomoChrome Metropolis XR100-400.
My year on film in 115 photos: A 2019 retrospective or, my not-a-365-project
What follows is my 2019 in film photography, a 365 photography project that was absolutely not a 365 project. In this article, I share the results from 115 of the sheets/rolls of film I shot in 2019. It boils down to over one hundred photographs taken by yours truly, all wrapped up in a couple […]
Packing light for the Congo: Two countries, one river, eight film stocks
My travel assignments require me to create strong imagery that can be quickly and seamlessly integrated into a digital workflow, which is why my primary work camera is almost always a digital body. While I love the consistently excellent results that I have been able to get with digital cameras, I have missed the beautiful […]
EMULSIVE interview #198: I am Angela Solis and this is why I shoot film
I’ve known today’s interviewee online for a few years now, and even had the pleasure of meeting her back in 2018*.
Photography: Downtime – Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 400 (35mm format)
Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 400.
Color negative film in 35mm format film.
Fuji GW690III + EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5.
Photography: Window shopping – Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 800 (35mm format)
Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 800.
Color negtive film in wide 35mm format (TEXPan).
Push processed 1-stop.
Fuji GW690III + EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5.
5 Frames… With Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 (EI 200 / 35mm format / Minolta XD-7)
I purchased this camera through Gumtree because it came with some great accessories (Minolta Auto 320X Flash, the Hanimex lens used here, a Makinon MC f/4.5 80-200mm zoom, Minolta auto winder and various filters!) and, it was an excellent
EMULSIVE interview #192: I am Maxime Evangelista and this is why I shoot film
This week’s interviewee has been shooting film for a little over a year at the time of writing.
Photography: My keystone – Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 (35mm format)
Shot on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 at EI 400
Color negative film in 35mm format
I don’t often ever add commentary to my daily photo posts but this one is a little special.
It’s my photographic keystone.