Dev Party #37 – Reversing Reversal

Oh have we got a chaotic treat for you! We’re making black & white slides using regular black & white negative film! How? Why? We’ll tell you! Vania used Foma’s reversal kit, which you can pick up here for a pretty penny: And she got such images as these: Meanwhile, Eric attempted a methodContinue reading “Dev Party #37 – Reversing Reversal”

Dev Party #36 – Cyanotype Field Trip!

On a very special edition of Dev Party, we are on location! We walk you through our steps of sensitizing watercolor paper with cyanotype emulsion. We then expose them in some very inconvenient ways. Eric does his on a hike, while Vania relaxes at home. And then comes the washing. Here are Eric’s hike photos:Continue reading “Dev Party #36 – Cyanotype Field Trip!”

Dev Party #34 – Dev Fiesta!

This is a very Vania episode! She’s just returned from a surfing and shooting trip to Mexico and she tells us all about shooting with the Pentax 645N and its unwieldy waterhousing. Vania developed some old ass 220 FujiChrome (RAP), expired in the early 90s. Here are her photos: And Eric devved some Fuji NP-2Continue reading “Dev Party #34 – Dev Fiesta!”

Dev Party #33 – Back to Basics

On this episode, we’re taking it all back to the beginning and walking you through the very basics of black & white film developing. We also talk a bit about the science behind it. Dig it, won’t you? Here’s a list of the stuff we used with links to Freestyle Photo Rodinal: HC-110 (generic):Continue reading “Dev Party #33 – Back to Basics”

Dev Party #32 – DIY ECN-2: The Twoening

Sure, we’ve talked about Eric’s DIY ECN-2 kits before, but we’ll walk you through it step-by-step to make sure you’ve got it down. We’ll also talk about an alarming amount of non-ECN-2-related things. We get all chittery chattery on this episode. So you don’t want to miss it! And if you want to pick upContinue reading “Dev Party #32 – DIY ECN-2: The Twoening”

Dev Party #31: Party in the Tickle Tent

While Vania developed some C-41, Eric took another crack at X-Ray film. This time he used a dark tent (“lovingly” dubbed “the tickle tent”). It’s a weird tent with holes for your arms and room for four buckets of chemicals. Here are a couple of Vania’s shots: And here are a few of Eric’s: AndContinue reading “Dev Party #31: Party in the Tickle Tent”

Dev Party #30 – The Defensive Pessimism Party

Listen to us develop some fresh out of the can Soviet-era film! Meanwhile, Vania talks about her commercial shoot she did on film. Eric mostly asks questions and mixes up some chemicals. Here are some of Vania’s shots… And here are some of Eric’s: Vania: IG, Flickr, ZinesEric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 KitsAll Through a Lens: IG, Website, Patreon

Dev Party #29 – Positively Marley

Vania’s daughter joins us for her second development ever – slide film processed in E-6 chemistry! Is this too much? Will her photos turn out? And most importantly, how pretty is the pre-wash? All this an more will be answered! Tune in! Here are some of her shots… Vania: IG, Flickr, ZinesEric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 KitsAll Through a Lens: IG, Website, Patreon

Dev Party #28 – Old, Super and Supreme

On this excited episode of Dev Party, Eric and Vania develop film that expired about 70 years ago! Eric tried his hand at some Ansco Superpan Press from 1953ish, while Vania devved some Ansco Supreme from 1950. Here are Eric’s results: And here are a few of Vania’s: We both developed in HC-110; 1+90; forContinue reading “Dev Party #28 – Old, Super and Supreme”