Dev Party – X-Ray in the Tickle Tent (Again-ish)

On this weird little episode of Dev Party, Eric re-enters the Tickle Tent – his portable darkroom tent – to tray develop some Fuji HR-U X-ray film. Badly. He does it very badly. Meanwhile, Vania develops two sheets of color and somehow winds up with four sheets. What is this trickery? Find out! Here isContinue reading “Dev Party – X-Ray in the Tickle Tent (Again-ish)”

Dev Party – Technically Technical Almost Panchromatic

On the first Dev Party of 2022, Eric dips a little bit into Kodak Technical Pan, aka, Techpan! Meanwhile, Vania develops some Ilford FP4+ she shot through her Voightlander Väg. Eric developed Techpan (for some reason) in PMK; 5+10+450 for 12mins. Since the film had expired in October of 1992, he shot it at 6iso.Continue reading “Dev Party – Technically Technical Almost Panchromatic”

Dev Party – Encouraging Casual Conversation (while Developing)

In this episode, we are just kicking back, developing some film and having a lovely little chat. The conversation meanders from film to developers, from that one town in Idaho or maybe Montana to whatever. Vania developed a mystery roll of Vericolor II (expired in the early 80s), and speculates as to what’s on it.Continue reading “Dev Party – Encouraging Casual Conversation (while Developing)”

Dev Party – The Great Exchange

On this episode, we talk about our experiences shooting each others cameras (while developing the film we’re talking about). Vania shot Eric’s Mamiya m645j, while Eric shot Vania’s Hasselblad 500C. Answering the previous episode’s Answering Machine Question, we both talk about the various animal encounters we’ve had (some together!). Eric developed Foma Retropan 320 inContinue reading “Dev Party – The Great Exchange”

Nailed to the Xtol (or Maybe Exel)

Finally… Finally Vania returns to Xtol, the developer that nearly killed her (in a very metaphorical sense). Meanwhile, Eric tries out Foma’s version of Xtol called Fomadon Exel. Both are ascorbic acid developers, and while Kodak claims that Xtol is good for “fine grain and high sharpness,” Foma claims that Exel is great for “fineContinue reading “Nailed to the Xtol (or Maybe Exel)”

Dev Party – Devil is in the Double X

On this slightly less spooky episode of Dev Party, we’re twinning! Both Eric and Vania are developing 120 rolls of Kodak Double X in FA-1027. We go into the details and the weirdo data sheet that accompanies FA-1027. We also brush up against the long history of Double X.  Not only that, we both giveContinue reading “Dev Party – Devil is in the Double X”

Dev Party – The Loneliest Pine

On this episode of Dev Party, we talk about our day in Lone Pine, California, the Museum of Western Film. We also talk about Museum of Western Film History, which we visited. There were some amazing clouds, some perfect skies, and some photos we’re super stoked about. We also talked about the non-photographic mediums thatContinue reading “Dev Party – The Loneliest Pine”

Dev Party – Don’t Be Ascared of the Dark

Full notes and photos here: In this darkened episode of Dev Party, Eric and Vania develop Ilford Delta 3200, which they both shot under natural and incidental light in very dark places. Vania captured surfboard shaper, Mike, plying his craft. And here are some of her shots: Meanwhile, Eric developed two roles. The firstContinue reading “Dev Party – Don’t Be Ascared of the Dark”

Dev Party – This Must Be the Place (Maybe?)

On this episode of Dev Party we talk about our week and develop a couple of rolls of something or other. Vania developed some expired Vericolor III in C-41. Here are some of her shots: Meanwhile, Eric developed Fomapan 400 in Pyro PMK. Here are his shots: We also answer the question: is there aContinue reading “Dev Party – This Must Be the Place (Maybe?)”