When Adox photo released their new film Color Mission, I knew I had to test it out. I purchased two rolls and received them just in time for St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin! I arrived early to find a good spot because my goal was to have enough crowd around me to capture the people […]
Tag: Leica M6
5 Frames… At Helmshore Textile Mill with Kentmere Pan 400 on a Leica 35mm f/2.4 Summarit-M and Leica M6
I was looking into the story of how Kentmere Pan 400 came to be made by HARMAN/ILFORD in the UK. Fotoimpex who own ADOX, a well established film manufacturing company in Europe, asked HARMAN to make a film that they could sell to replace the Afga APX400 film after the Agfa factory closed. The formula […]
Film stock review: Cinestill BWXX
I started writing this article in 2019 and left it as a draft for EM here for quite a while. The reason for this is that while I enjoy writing, I don’t often think that my “reviews” are especially the most I have to offer. I wrote a disparaging follow up to a piece I’d […]
On the set of Netflix’s Bridgerton with Barnaby Boulton and Kodak film
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 […]
Focal Length Feud: 28mm vs 35mm for telling a story
Two street photographers make their case for their preferred wide-angle focal length, explaining what works to fulfill their respective vision.
EMULSIVE’S most popular film camera reviews of 2020
Time for this year’s penultimate listicle, and it’s one for the gear heads out there, this year’s most popular camera reviews on EMULSIVE. Thanks to everyone who submitted their own reviews, and helped my with my own efforts this year cataloguing a series of exhaustive Leica M Camera guides! I’d love to hear from you […]
Working the Scene from Four Different Perspectives: Protest Photography by New Exit Photography Group
Expressions of civil unrest have provided many opportunities for photographers to capture the energetic, emotional scenes which are the byproduct of demonstrations, protests, riots, and other manifestations. Crowds offer such a dynamic set of possibilities that I’ve even heard some describe protests as being “cheating,” or “too easy – fish in a barrel.” While it’s […]
5 Frames… With Lomography CN 400 on an uncoated lens (35mm Format / Leica M6 + Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic SC)
When it comes to print film we all have our favorites, be it for aesthetics, latitude, how they handle some (intentional) abuse (over/underexposure, pushing, pulling), e.t.c. And I have narrowed down my list to Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Ultramax 400 and CineStill 800T as, from my own experience and preferences this specific trio covers all […]
5 Frames… Of stand developed ILFORD HP5 PLUS in DD-X at 30°c
I’ve found myself with quite a backlog to develop from the last few weeks of sun, but encountered an issue I hadn’t really faced before when developing – the heatwave we’ve been having here in the UK means that all of my chemicals would be quite a bit above the recommended 20°. Temperature is an […]
An in-depth guide to: The Leica M6 TTL
Made for only four years between 1998 and 2002, the Leica M6 TTL was the successor the 1984-98 Leica M6 and brought with it a couple of new party tricks: an ergonomically designed shutter speed dial and TTL flash metering. That huge shutter dial might not seem like a big deal today, in fact, you […]
An in-depth guide to: The Leica M6 (aka M6 Classic / M6 Non-TTL)
The Leica M6 — also commonly known as the Leica M6 Classic or Leica M6 Non-TTL — is a 35mm film rangefinder camera designed and manufactured by Leica in Germany between 1984 and 1998. The camera was the successor to the Leica M4-P, which was produced concurrently for the first two years of the M6’s […]
Embracing accidents: An unexpected double exposure collaboration
Since my return to film photography, I made the decision that I wanted to document what life uncovered for me in terms of experiences, memories and moments and store them on a medium that lasts forever. In Summer 2019 I met Lynn, a junior colorist for one of my projects who turned out to be […]
Learning to love a rangefinder camera: Five years with the Leica M6 TTL 0.85
In late 2015 I was hit by a taxi making an illegal turn and received three fractured vertebrae for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the mist cleared a second or two after I hit the tarmac, I found myself with my right arm aloft, still holding a new to me […]
A Day in the Life: London Street Photography with the Leica M6
This article is part diary, part camera review, part lens review, and part film review, all based around my average day-to-day exploits as a film-based street photographer and photojournalist in London.
My return to film: Tim Roper
I started shooting film in a middle school photography class, where we bulk-loaded Tri-X and developed and printed in the darkroom there. Our teacher, Mr Truman, was a WWII air force veteran and had a patience and acceptance of life that I think only combat can forge in a person. We had to turn in […]
Film Stock Review: FPP RetroChrome 400 (EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253) – by Simon King
FPP RetroChrome 400 is the name given to a stock of 35mm Kodak EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253 (PDF datasheet) that expired in 2004 and is bulk loaded and sold by the Film Photography Project. The film was apparently very well cold-stored, meaning that it is still very useable without needing to change anything […]
Thinking in 28mm: Learning to love wide
I’ve always been a little scared of the 28mm focal length (on 135 film/full frame digital). Although perhaps I should say, a little scared and intrigued by it.
5 Frames… With ADOX HR-50 (EI 50 / 35mm format / Leica M6)
Ever since starting to shoot film again after a longish foray into the digital world, I have been looking for a replacement for my beloved Kodak Technical Pan, which was discontinued at the turn of the millennium.
5 Frames… With Kosmo Foto Mono (EI 100 / 35mm / Leica M6)
You’ll no doubt know two things about Kosmo Mono film; first is the packaging and branding are great. Inspired by the artwork of Soviet era propaganda, it features blocky, simple designs of space rockets and jet planes.
Interview #194: I am Ezequiel Grimaldi and this is why I shoot film
I’m pleased to be able to introduce today’s fresh interview with Ezequiel Grimaldi, film photographer based in Spain’s San Sebastian.
I’ll keep this short so you can spend as much time as possible on the images below.