Wednesday, 26 January 2011

KODAK PORTRA 400 - underexposed 2 stops

Ok, so to all of you who are not photographers, this might get geeky.

This is the new Kodak Portra 400 underexposed 2 stops. So, we were driving back from Disneyland to UT and stopped outside of Vegas at the outlet stores. I decided to test this out as the fine folks from Kodak told me you could underexpose this film 2 stops.

As you can tell, this is the WORST lighting situation known to man (nasty halogens from a parking lot mixed with various tungsten lighting).

The exposure @ 400iso was 1/8th of a sec @ f2. But I shot it hand held @ 1/30th (underexposed 2 stops).

The results are unreal. No other color neg film could handle this kind of exposure. This opens up so much more at weddings in shooting in low light.

Tomorrow, I'll post my results of uderexposing 3 stops and then pushing 1 stop in the development (basically underepxosing 2 stops but introducing push).

You can get your Kodak Portra 400 film HERE.

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