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Tea, Coffee and Wine

I’m guessing most people who develop their own film have heard of caffenol, the process of developing film in coffee.

People have been adding caffenol recipes to FilmDev for quite a while but I recently found out about two other alternative film processes.

Wineol (using wine) and Teanol (using tea).

There’s quite an interesting article on the Caffenol website about using wineol to develop some prints, including a video. 

There’s not so much information online for Teanol although the two recipes on FilmDev do contain full instructions.

Wineol recipes on FilmDev.

Teanol recipes on FilmDev.

Looking forward to seeing more alternative recipes added to FilmDev in the future.

Why so many kinds of developers? Much like film of varying speed and grain characteristics, developers are no different. They vary primarily by the developing agent or type and how it operates on the silver crystals of your film. Some are of a solvent type, which tend to reduce grain by eating away at or rounding the corners of the grain. The downside is that some sharpness is lost. Other developers are of a non-solvent type which holds sharpness, but as a result tend to be grainier.
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Choosing a B&W Film Developer | La Vida Leica!

A good exploration of the different properties of developers and why you might choose one.

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Como já se devem ter apercebido, a maratona fotográfica da Carris/Metro foi este fim de semana.. estava bastante ansioso pelos resultados, em especial porque usei alguns “truques” novos que nunca tinha experimentado - usar a Contax com os triggers do flash, puxar os rolos da G2 e da Mju para 800 e 1600, respectivamente!

A última parte foi fácil, com a ajuda da tabela da digitaltruth e do meu amigo Paulo consegui os tempos de revelação e a agitação certa para este tipo de revelação!

Contax G2 + G28 | Kodak TriX @ 800 em Xtol Stock 8 min | Receita no FIlmdev

E já que este é o último post deste ano, que o ano de 2013 seja ainda melhor!

Podem ver aqui as fotos de outros ninjas que me fizeram companhia :)

 - João Camacho

 - Alexandre Costa

 - Tiago Soares