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 up the ECN-2 kit, you can do so here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/781436189/ecn-2-color-film-developing-kit

Vania devved one sheet:

And Eric devved two:

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Episode 36 – Shirley, You Can’t Be Serious

On episode 36, we talk to Liz Potter (@lizpotterphotography on IG), whose zines basically put the rest of ours to sad, sad shame. We talk a bit about the Shirley Card and what it meant to not just color film, but to people of color. There’s also a zine review and the answering machine. Plus a new segment with a new host – Tiffen Sinclair (@tiffen.sinclair on IG)!

Liz Potter

This past week, we both received two breath-taking zines in the mail, and both from Liz Potter. We had Liz on in September, but since that time, she’s been way busier than all of us put together. 

Here are her two new zines:

These are available on her Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LizPotterPhotography

During the interview, we talked about shooting square vs. shooting panoramas. Here are some comparisons:

We discussed two panoramic photos in particular:

And here are a few of her other photos:

Shirley Cards and Kodak’s Racial Missteps

Kodak noticed early on that the skin tones of the models they were using were sometimes too blush or sometimes too pale, depending upon the lighting, the emulsion and the printing. Realizing that a standard was needed, they grabbed their favorite model, a woman by the name of Shirley Long, took a few photos of her and color matched the prints in the lab.

What they produced was soon known as “The Shirley Card” – a rudimentary color print showing the brunette Shirley in a red cloak holding a blue folder. It was from this card that lab techs would calibrate their prints.

Here are a few examples of Kodak’s Shirley Cards:

And this is Kodak’s first multi-racial Shirley Card, used in 1995:

Much of our information on this has come from the paper “Looking at Shirley, the Ultimate Norm” by Lorna Roth. We’ll have a link to the original in our shownotes.

https://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/2196

Unsolicited Advice with Tiffen Sinclair

You might know her from her Fit With Film Podcast (available @tiffen.sinclair on IG), or you might not. Stay tuned for more and more.

C-scapes Zine

Vania reviewed C-Scapes, a zine that finds seven photographers exploring nature and isolation together in 2020 during Sydney’s covid lockdowns.

Get it here: https://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1916656?__r=2718185&s=w

Follow it here on IG @c_scapes_zine.

PATREON

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Our featured Patron for this episode is Kate Miller-Wilson (@katemillerwilson on IG)!

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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:

And here are some behind-the-scenes shots from Eric’s set up:

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Episode 35 – Reciprocity Failure And The Lives It’s Destroyed

On this episode we’ll be calling up Or Sachs (@or_sachs on IG) all the way the hell over there in Israel! We’ll also be wading through the slow murky depths of reciprocity failure – what is it, why should you care, and do we? Apart from that we’ve got the answering machine, a letter from someone who doesn’t listen to our show, and a new zine!

Or Sachs

Or Sachs, a film photographer and a photography teacher.  We gushed about his zine, “Summer Kingdom” a few episodes ago and just had to get him on. He came back to film photography about four years ago and is doing some amazing large format work. 

In this interview, we talk about the film community in Israel as well as the fascinating community of agricultural workers he’s photographed.

Here are a few of his photos:

And this is his zine, Summer Kingdom:

Buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/858603228/summer-kingdom

Reciprocity Failure

Let us try to explain this phenomenon to you.

During the piece, we referenced two of Eric’s photos, one of which he didn’t account for reciprocity failure.

New Zine!

Eric’s got a new zine out, and Vania takes a look at it.

Buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/929012834/in-this-land-vol-1-no-2-film-photography

PATREON

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Our featured Patron for this episode is Juliet Schwab.

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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:

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Episode 34 – Poets, Prophets, Painters, And Lovely Maidens

On this episode we’re fluttering back to the 1860s to tell you all about Julia Margaret Cameron and her weird and ethereal photos . We’ll be talking to photographer and model Sarah Jean Achor (@sarahjeanachor on Insta). We’ve also got zine reviews and the answering machine. 

Sarah Jean Achor

On this episode, we’ll be giving a call to Sarah Jean Achor (@sarahjeanachor on Insta), a film and instant photographer from Columbus, Ohio. The photos she’s taken, as well as the photos taken of her play off each other in ghostly and dramatic ways.

Here are a few of her photos:

Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Camerion is remembered for her theatrical and soft focus portraits depicting emotions, allegories, and biblical myths. Her photographs, taken in the 1860s and 70s, were staged more like paintings done by Rembrant and Raphael. Her work was loved by the artists and poets, but ridiculed by most other photographers. Over the course of a dozen years, Mrs. Cameron produced more than 900 finished photographs. 

Mrs. Cameron’s work was not only influenced by the Victorian era, steeped in legend and stories. But it was also a rebellion against the social norms and expectations put upon her.

Here are some of the photos we talked about during the episode:

We referenced Dorthea Lange’s Migrant Mother photo looking very similar to Mrs. Cameron’s Madonna Pensarosa.

Zine Reviews

We essentially reviewed three zines this episode:

Twin Lens Challenge https://www.danielnovakphoto.com/zines

The Bulldozed Futurehttps://longdistancerunner.org/

Initial Frames https://www.mynameismwd.org/

PATREON

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Check out our Patreon for bonus episodes, extended interviews, early drops. Tons of stuff!

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Our featured Patron for this episode is Michael Dales @mdales

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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…

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Episode 33 – Done With The Sugar Coating

On our first show of the year, we’ve got the second part of our feature on the Zone System (remember that?), we are interviewing Danielle Wrobleski aka @girlwithtoomanycameras, there’s the answering machine and we’ll finally talk about our winter projects!

Danielle!

You might know her as girlwithtoomanycameras on Instagram. You might also know her about the woman behind the hashtag #womenwithfilmwednesday. She’s shaken things up lately, and we’re going to dig into why this movement within the film community is necessary. 

Here are a few of her photos:

Zone System 2: Zoner Patrol

Two episodes we took a look at the Zone System. We gave a basic overview to the best of our abilities. Since nobody lodged any formal complaints against us, we’re trudging forward!

While we talked about how to use the system to get a very average shot, that’s not all you can  do with the Zone system.

In this segment, we’ll talk about how to get the photo you want – be it darker or lighter than average – using the same principles we used before. 

Here’s the shot that Eric talked about:

And here’s Vania’s:

Zine Reviews!

This episode we reviewed:

3 Hour Tour

You can get it here: https://www.shrkbait.co/product/3-hour-tour

And we took a look at City and Flowers: Trichromes, which you can find here: https://blog.dankspangle.com/buy-prints

PATREON

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Our featured Patron for this episode is Jojonas! Check out his work on IG: @kollimatorn

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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; for 18mins.



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Episode 32 – A Very Dumpsterish Fire

Hey! We basically made it through 2020! And while the number of the year is essentially arbitrary and nothing will automatically change because we add a digit, we guess it’s something to celebrate, right?

Soooo anyway, on this, our very last show the year, we’ll be hearing from guests of episodes’ past, reviewing zines we’ve received as presents, and talking about talking about plans of photography future… get it? 

Guests of Episodes Past

On this episode, we heard from a slew of old friends who left voice messages to let us know how they’re doing.

Zines!

We reviewed two zines one this episode:

Summer Kingdom by Or Sachs

Pinoramademic by Alex Morrison

PATREON

Thank you to everyone who supports us!

Check out our Patreon for bonus episodes, extended interviews, early drops. Tons of stuff!

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Our featured Patron for this episode is Robert Burton! Check out his work on IG: @elgatomagnifico

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Eric: IGFlickrZinesECN-2 Kits

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