I recently acquired the Hasselblad 500C and was itching to have a crack at ILFORD Delta 400 Professional (recently expired) at box speed after having tried Bergger Pancro 400 in my search of an ISO 400 film to be part of my kit. Armed with the Hasselblad, light meter and tripod, I headed south, out […]
Like most large format photographers, I started shooting large format with a 4×5″ monorail camera, but the bulk of my LF work was shot on a wood 8×10″ field camera, and then a 4×10″ panorama camera. The 4×10 is a rather weird format at the best of times — and the subject of this article! […]
Detail of a component on one of the very few operating steam locomotives in the United States, Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Portland, OR. Hasselblad 503CX, Zeiss Planar f3.5 100 mm. Kodak T-MAX 100 developed in HC-110.
I had hesitated for a long time, but at the beginning of April, the time had come. I was again in possession of the camera that was once my first. An Agfa Clack, 6×9. Back then, around 1975, my brother-in-law gave it to me. I had exposed maybe one film at that time, because my […]
I love my Yashica Mat-124G not only because it was my first medium format camera but because there is something special in the photos that it produces. Despite the square format and the short learning curve the TLR requires, it is my favorite medium format camera. Paired with ILFORD DELTA 100 Professional, one of my […]
A fresh snow the night before set the scene for a perfect photographic outing in mid-December 2020. I grabbed my Nikon F with a 35mm lens, loaded it with ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and headed for Minden Park, a location I’d been eyeing for such an occasion. There was a fairly overcast sky which would […]
As if the year 2020 couldn’t get any worse for all of us; It was also the year in which I lost my grandfather. He passed in early June of, preceded by my grandmother in 2015. The day after my wife and I flew to Indiana for the funeral I was sitting in my mother’s […]
As a passionate climber and long distance hiker in the mountains i was in search of a medium format camera reasonably light, affordable and simple to use in every conditions. So when I found this Bronica RF 645 in “like new” condition for no more than 500€ I decided to buy it and see if […]
The Holga 120N, known to be a regular participant in crappy camera challenges around the world and very underestimated, in my opinion. Serving its users with random distortions like image blur, vignetting, and light leaks. The result of an inexpensively built plastic body accompanied by a cheap meniscus lens with an aperture of 60mm. Nothing […]
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 […]
Inspired by an ILFORD Photo November Camera Challenge on Twitter, I set out with my Reality So Subtle 6X6F. Three goals in mind: Work with my RSS using a contrast filter (the “F” means a filter can be attached)Satisfy the Story part of the ChallengeGet started on “My Inner Monet” So more about the Challenge. […]
OK folks, buckle up for a flight over the Grand Canyon, it’s time to interview Alan Brock.
Contact sheets are a fantastic resource for film photographers, and can also be used by digital artists – although applying these ideas to a digital workflow can often distort the result (but I’ll come back to this later).
Have you ever heard off an off-the-grid professional film photographer? You have now. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing Ryan HK. Over to you, Ryan. Hi Ryan, what’s this picture, then? This is a mistake. RHK: In Bob Ross’ words “A happy little accident.” I was in this crazy little ghost town in rural Alberta… I brought […]
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 […]
Greetings and welcome to this week’s fresh EMULSIVE interview – number 211 to be specific. I have great pleasure in introducing you to the words and work of erstwhile philosopher, Graham Spinks. It’s over to you, Graham. Hi Graham, what’s this picture, then? GS: This photo was taken at the National Trust’s Canons Ashby earlier this […]
This young lady’s mother asked me several months back about shooting graduation photos. Despite not being a pro by any stretch of the word, I was confident that Olivia’s natural beauty would make up for some of my inexperience and that I already knew her well enough that we’d at least have fun shooting! We […]
If you spend any time checking out landscape photographers online – especially if you’ve been eyeing up 6×17 format photography – you will no doubt have come across the work of today’s interviewee, Jeremy Calow.
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…
Darkroom lab owner, photographer, printer and workshop host, Lina Bessonova is one of the busiest interviewees I’ve had on so far this year.