[I did a SEARCH and found several threads, but nothing that concisely answers the question I posed.] <p> I have a shoot coming up and I have Tech Pan available to use, but I'm not sure I should use TECHNIDOL. Perhaps another developer or dilutoni would be better to pull the shadow details out. I don't have to use Tech Pan. But, since it is slow, I figure it'll help in minimizing the highlights. <p> Pictures are to be taken at a Bar-B-Q around noon, outside in someone's backyard. It seems like it's been quite some time when I've shot BW when the sun is high overhead and thought I'd put the question out there to see if anyone has a good film/developer combo they'd like to share with the rest of us. When I was learning photography, one time I had a shoot like this and took shots with the resulting contrast so high that some of the people looked like they had sunglasses on [when they didn't]. <p> Another time I screwed up the ASA and way over-exposed the film, causing me to have to subject the film to a reducer to try and salvage something. Believe it or not, there is something to be said for that technique. <p> So what do you say? What would you do in this situation?