If you’d like to share your knowledge, experience, and perspectives here on EMULSIVE, I’m interested in getting your words and work out there. As a bonus, if your submission is featured, you’ll be able to access EMULSIVE ad-free at any time as a thank you for your support.
EMULSIVE should be representative of the community as a whole; the diversity of photographers and their backgrounds, film stocks, cameras, photographic styles, and opinion. I’m proud to be able to say that the 725+ contributing authors whose work and words have appeared on these pages as of mid-2021 are helping do just that.
Here’s how you can get involved:
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Film stock reviews, photosets and photo stories
I’m ALL about the beauty of film and if you have a particular film stock or stock you’d like to talk to the community about, you’ve come to the right place.
Moreso than cameras and lenses, there’s so much variation in how we use film stocks, from the way we shoot and develop to the ways we print and scan. I’d like to help you share your results in the context of your photographic style and workflow. In short, if you have something to shout about, you can shout here.
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I’m not a fan of imposing maximum word counts but you should aim to have your film review at a minimum of 1000 words. Anything above that is fine by me, you can go into as much detail as you like.
Regards images, I’d suggest 12-24 help show off both your style of photography and the capabilities of the film itself (as it relates to your use of it). I work to JPEGs at 1500px on the short edge.
Get in touch and let’s talk.
Film camera and gear reviews
I find myself using all kinds of cameras, from medium format TLRs and SLRs, to 35mm point and shoots, all the way up to large format. If you have one, or a dozen cameras you love to use and want to shout about them here on EMULSIVE, you are very welcome to do so indeed. In fact, if you have a scanner, a lens, a bag a strap or any other gear you’d like to talk about, I’m all ears.
It’s up to you to follow a technical or non-technical approach to your review. What I’m mostly interested in is how you use the camera/gear and the for camera reviews specifically, the images you produce as a result.
My original vision for camera reviews was one of “A day in the life…”, as for me, the most interesting aspect of a camera review is understanding a bit about the reviewer and how they use it.
Technical or non-technical approach aside, there is a minimum level of context that I ask contributors to provide: lens information (focal length/aperture), film format, max. number of frames, etc., but otherwise you are free to let your imagination fill in the rest.
As with film reviews, I work to a minimum 1000 word count but you can feel free to blow past that. You should provide images of the camera and gear itself, and for camera reviews, 12-24 images you’ve created with it. Again, I work with JPEGs at 1500px on the shortest edge.
Get in touch and let’s talk.
I’ve spent the best part of the last four years trying to improve the number of darkroom related articles here on EMULSIVE but still need a lot of help.
So far, I’ve been able to feature articles on making test prints and test strips, crafting prints from exposure to printing, developing in C-41, E-6 and Pyrocat, cyanotypes and a few more but that’s only scratching the surface!
2021 will see hopefully more darkroom-related content here on EMULSIVE but I’d love to feature yours – hints, tips, tricks, whether they be for development, printing, or some other dark art.
Please get in touch and let’s talk.
This is a series of articles created in conjunction with Hamish Gill over at 35mmc and designed to show off five frames from the same roll of film, shot on the same camera and lens. Articles on 35mmc tend to focus on talking about the gear, articles here on EMULSIVE focus more on talking about the film.
Submitting is very simple: visit this Google Form and follow the instructions to submit your ~400 words, photographs and author bio data. I’ll take care of the rest.
Your first roll of film
Actually, your first roll or sheet(s) of film. This is a new series for 2020 and revolves around dispelling the myth of that “constant stream of success” we’re always seeing on social media. What could be the best antithesis other than the first rolls of film we shot?
Submit as many frames from your first roll as you’re able to with an accompanying text of at least 1000 words using this Google form.
Your rights and responsibilities
All original guest content (pre-edit content) submitted for publication on EMULSIVE remains the property of the contributing author. I ask all contributing authors to ensure that they have the right to distribute any third-party images used in their articles and where necessary. Each article posted on EMULSIVE goes through a thorough editorial process, which includes fact-checking and requests for documentation/evidence to support claims.
As an author here on EMULSIVE, you’ll have a 3-4 line bio, profile picture, plus links back to all and any of your web/social media presences. If you’re writing for EMULSIVE for the first time, just give me all the links you want to appear, from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to Youtube, Tumblr and well…pretty much anywhere else you have a presence on the web.
If you have a blog and other related articles to the one you’re submitting to EMULSIVE, you can feel free to go and link back to them and I’m happy for you to link to any print or product sales you engage.
Editing and publishing your content
I am heavily involved with the editorial process for all articles released here on EMULSIVE. This means that articles can sometimes take a few rounds of back-and-forth to get right.
In 2021 typically publish 7-9 articles a week or more after they’re agreed as complete and as of right now, I’m working to a 2-3 week lead time. There are often spaces in the queue, which I can drop you into if you have something of a very timely nature such as a product release. The best thing is to simply drop me a line.
Supporting the industry
I’ve worked with a number of companies including Eastman Kodak, Kodak Alaris, Billingham, 7artisans, Peak Designs, Lomography, Silberra and ILFORD to help test, review and spread the word about their products.
If you’re interested in getting a considered and honest opinion about your products and services out there to the community at large, please get in touch. I’d love to work with you.
Paid editorial / sponsored content
If you’d like to pay to publish a piece paid editorial/advertorial/sponsored content, I’m sorry but you’re in the wrong place.
That said, if you have a product or service you truly believe to be of benefit to the EMULSIVE audience, please feel free to get in touch. I won’t take your money but I will ask that you provide me or one of my readers the opportunity to review your product/service and write an honest article about the experience.
Any money you were planning to put towards paying for a feature it should be set aside to providing a discount to EMULSIVE readers.
Did I miss anything?
If you’d like to have a chat about anything I missed here, just drop me a line!