Having traveled internationally for years in search of compelling imagery, I sometimes feel like there aren’t many unique events left to cover in my own backyard. That’s obviously not the case, as the world (even my small corner of it) is filled with undiscovered wonders. This reassuring fact was driven home recently when a friend […]
I know, I know… We’re all fed up with all of these gas station photos all over Instagram but trust me, none of these photos were shot on CineStill 800T film, yet the results were very interesting! It all started when I went on a different route to work other than my usual, and doesn’t […]
Large format photography issue #1 – is it a 5×4 camera or 4×5? The answer seems to depend on where you live, and I’m in Australia, so I’m calling it 5×4. I’ve done a couple of workshops on large format cameras — a day learning the basics on a 5×4 field camera and another doing […]
I got into photography sometime around the beginning of the pandemic, I still don’t know what it was that made me stick with Pentax as my go-to brand but I saw a used Pentax ME Super being sold and I quite liked the profile and control layout but I was also going in blind. With […]
After around 12 years of digital photography, I stumbled across film. I found myself coming away from the high contrast triggering photos everyone seems to be creating on digital these days (including myself). I had moved from DSLRs to micro four thirds and still found myself striving for something more creative and challenging. For that, […]
My first roll was quite recent, in February of 2020, which feels like years ago now. At the time, I spent a lot of my time wandering in London – I’d regularly pick a spot I want to go see, but without any real activity or goal in mind, I’d wander while listening to a […]
For those of you not familiar with him, I’d like to take a moment and introduce you all to Brian Dubois, better known as Twitter’s Film Dad. That’s film photography, not film movies, although thinking about it, the latter might be a nice niche to slide into, Brian. Over to you! Hi Brian, what’s this […]
Netflix’s Bridgerton needs no introduction. 82 million households have already seen it, and as I write this, it’s back to being #1 in the United States. It’s been an entertaining, refreshing, and raunchy hug for many souls since Christmas 2020, and I have not encountered such passionate exaltation of a love story since my high […]
Since the 1980’s Kodak Gold has survived the test of time and is still a staple film for many film photographers worldwide. Gold 200 has been (sorry for the terrible pun) the Gold standard for consumer film photography, offering beautiful warm tones, which only get better with overexposure. When I met with my friend at […]
Over the weekend I went on a hike to the White Mountains in New Hampshire. We covered 10 miles and over 5000 feet in elevation that day and the views were absolutely stunning. This was the first color roll I shot with the Olympus XA2. I got this camera back in March before the lockdown […]
I came across the Finetta the same way I have acquired hundreds of other cameras, in a box with another camera that I was interested in. This box had a lot of odd photographic detritus, unused flashbulbs, filters that do not fit anything, the Voigtlander I bought it all for…and the Finetta. I was surprised […]
Photographic film prices have been on a steady climb in Canada for the last few years. Not a reasonable climb, either. Some of my go-to emulsions have gone up as much as 30-40% at local retailers in the last year alone. It’s now cheaper to purchase colour film from the US and ship it up […]
I last used my Olympus Pen EE2 in July 2019. It was working well and I was enjoying myself until the winding wheel refused to stop. It wound the film on and on, leaving me clueless as to when the frame has been advanced properly. I forgot about any remaining frames, wound the film back […]
I’m constantly getting back to this thought and feel it’s about time to share something with you that comes very close to my inner monologue. You have been warned. I highly doubt that we all have the same motivations to take photographs but it is interesting to explore my own situation and hear your experience, […]
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 […]
There are a few days left for 2019 but fingers crossed, it’s the first year for quite some time where we haven’t seen one or more film discontinued – great, isn’t it? In fact, we’ve seen somewhere in the region of three new film stocks announced AND released – ILFORD ORTHO PLUS, Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 […]
I was a Kodak Gold 200 user forever. I’m not really sure why. I think it might have been taking those purple and yellow 3-packs out of my mom’s camera bag from a young age.
Halfway through… six months in already? How did that happen… didn’t we just start? Actually, we are settling into our routine but the bloom is off the rose…
Welcome to a fresh instalment of my “…this is why I shoot film” series!
I’ve been shooting film for more than 10 years, with some pause when I preferred to be in front of the lens, not behind it.