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”

Episode 24 – What’s With the Fancy F?

On this episode, we delve into the weird history of f/stops! We also talk to Liz Potter (@lizpotterphotography) about pinhole photography, double exposures and making custom, handmade books. There’s a brief issue with E-6 silliness, zine reviews, and the answering machine question. After a bit of chin-wagging, we wonder a bit about “gatekeeping” when itContinue reading “Episode 24 – What’s With the Fancy F?”

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”

Episode 23 – Great Business to Exclude All the Light

On today’s episode, we’ve got a heady answering machine question, an interview with Kim “Kimchi” Giannone, zine reviews, and a feature on Montana photographer (and patron saint of All Through a Lens) Evelyn Cameron. After a bit of chit chat (Vania’s waves have been bad and Eric’s got two zines coming out), we get rightContinue reading “Episode 23 – Great Business to Exclude All the Light”

Dev Party #18 – Hungry Like the Dev Party

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bq6747/ATAL-DevParty-018-final.mp3 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”

Episode 22 – Terrifying Deathtraps of Awesome Fun

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/g9gty7/atal-022-final.mp3 It’s been a minute, but we are back and wow are we chatty! After a bit of catching up, we dive right into our answering machine question. This was an easy one: Tell us about your summer photography. It was last minute, but we got some great answers. Also, Eric rues the loss ofContinue reading “Episode 22 – Terrifying Deathtraps of Awesome Fun”

Dev Party #17 – This is What it Sounds Like When Devs Cry

https://allthroughalens.podbean.com/mf/play/fcuidr/ATAL-DevParty-017-final.mp3 On this episode of Dev Party, we’re mixing and trying out D-23! It’s got two whole ingredients! D-23 was originally formulated to look like D-76. So how does it do? Find out! Here’s the recipe: 750ml of water at 125F/52C 7.5g of Metol 100g of Sodium Sulfite (mix and then add enough water toContinue reading “Dev Party #17 – This is What it Sounds Like When Devs Cry”

Dev Party #16 – Always Crashing the Same Dev Party

https://allthroughalens.podbean.com/mf/play/28s13h/ATAL-DevParty-016-final.mp3 On this special episode of Dev Party, we’re developing old film and being “interviewed” by Aloy Anderson (@aloyandersonphotography). Vania is developing some sheets in Rodinal: While Eric is seeing whether 70 year old Ansco is worth the effort: — Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits All Through a Lens: IG,Continue reading “Dev Party #16 – Always Crashing the Same Dev Party”

Dev Party #15 – We’re Going to a Bad Dev Party, It’s the Worst Dev Party that’s Ever Been

https://allthroughalens.podbean.com/mf/play/rbqczd/ATAL-DevParty-015-final.mp3 On this episode of Dev Party, Vania stretches the limits of the ECN-2 (to breaking), while Eric discovers some mystery sheets that he shot at some point in the last year or so. As you’ll hear, the ECN-2 kits are great, but they don’t last forever! — Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated DrummersContinue reading “Dev Party #15 – We’re Going to a Bad Dev Party, It’s the Worst Dev Party that’s Ever Been”

Dev Party #14 – The Half-Hour Dev Party Hour

It’s another faceoff! On this episode, it’s a battle of the pyros! PMK vs. WD2D+ – who will come out on top? We both shot Ilford FP4+ and here are the results: Eric: Vania: — Music by Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers Vania: IG, Flickr, Zines Eric: IG, Flickr, Zines, ECN-2 Kits All Through aContinue reading “Dev Party #14 – The Half-Hour Dev Party Hour”