Dev Party #27 – Cool for Pyrocats

It’s about time we hit up a new (to us) developer! This time around it’s Pyrocat-HD. This is a staining developer that was recommended to us. It’s sort of like PMK Pyro, but not! The instructions are amorphous and vague. But did we get pics? Vania shot Ilford HP5+ at 200iso and devved at 1+1+100Continue reading “Dev Party #27 – Cool for Pyrocats”

Dev Party #26 – The Best Party by a Dam Site

On this little ol’ episode, we’re developing some oldish film. It’s not the most elderly emulsions we’ve devved, but hey… Vania devved two rolls of color using the C-41 process: And here are a few photos Eric took: About seven minutes into the episode, Eric and Vania talked about an ECN-2 kit mistake they’ve bothContinue reading “Dev Party #26 – The Best Party by a Dam Site”

Dev Party #25 – WaterHouse Party!

On this episode, Vania develops her first roll shot with the new waterhousing she had custom made for her Pentax 645N. Is she excited? What do you think? Here are some of her photos: She shot Ilford FP4+ and devved it in PMK Pyro; 1+2+100 for 10mins. Eric also developed some stuff. It just soContinue reading “Dev Party #25 – WaterHouse Party!”

Dev Party #23 – The Posi-Machine On this episode, we’re trying our hands at E-6 home development! Vania shot 35mm Ektachrome, and Eric shot a couple of Provia 4×5 sheets. Here are some shots from developing: Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits All Through a Lens: IG, Website, Patreon

Dev Party #22 – This Is Not a Party Bison

On this episode, we talk about the Kansas town of Bison! We visited it this past summer and fell in love, shooting a LOT of photos there. Upon our return, we researched a bit about the town’s history and decided that it would be fun if we both developed Bison rolls while talking about theContinue reading “Dev Party #22 – This Is Not a Party Bison”

Dev Party #21: Questionable Anniversary Party

To celebrate our one-year anniversary, we field a slew of questions from listeners. Some are about photography and developing, while others a bit more personalish. Vania developed Ilford Delta 100 in Rodinal 1+25 for 9 minutes. She shot them in a Brownie Rainbow box camera from a billion year ago. Here are some of herContinue reading “Dev Party #21: Questionable Anniversary Party”

Dev Party #20: Three Times Dev

There are a few different ways to develop 4×5 sheets without a darkroom. We talk about three of the most popular and pick our favorite. We look at the Steerman Press tank, the 20th Century Camera Reel, and the Mod 54 Reel. While the latter two use Paterson Tanks, the Steerman Press Tank is it’sContinue reading “Dev Party #20: Three Times Dev”

Dev Party #19 – It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Madness Dev Party

Tonight, on a very (retro) special episode of Dev Party, we’re trying yet another new developer! This time it’s Foma’s Retro Special (get it?). This is a really simple developer that you can use over and over. It’ll do 25 rolls of 35mm and 100 freaking sheets of 4×5! Stop and fix as normal. TheContinue reading “Dev Party #19 – It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Madness Dev Party”

Dev Party #18 – Hungry Like the Dev Party For our first Dev Party back from the field, we’re easing back into things. Eric’s devving some old Plus-X from 1988. He used HC-110B for 5mins. Vania is all in on Tmax 400. She used Rodinal 1+25 for 6mins. They banter about developing tips, shooting, Kansas and, obviously, Duran Duran. Here are some ofContinue reading “Dev Party #18 – Hungry Like the Dev Party”