Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Film Palettes

Food, I love food... I think everyone loves food. Its a means to its own end, it sustains and nourishes me. It can be pretty delicious, sometimes even so delectable that I'll crave certain foods every now and again. I've known a few friends who take this fondness for food to another level, becoming somewhat a connoisseur of sorts of a particular variety of beer, coffee, burger, or what have you. I tend to ask them the most about what would be an enjoyable place to eat those particular foods. After having a meal or a drink with them and figure out relatively, what their palette preference is, I begin to build my own.

I've started the same process with film. Lately I've been shooting Fuji and Ilford trying to develop a “taste”, a palette for my film preferences. I'm still getting to know these films, this is one of them:

Fuji 400H

From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used

I've heard some people describe Fuji 400H as being comparable to Kodak's Portra 400ISO. Portra is known for its pastel hues while maintaining saturation, bright highlights, clarity, grain, and ability to capture great detail. In this image, we see a structure being lit by a setting sun. It is brighter and has higher contrast values than what I would expect in Portra.

From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used

In shadows, Fuji's 400H has a decent amount of detail. I love how less saturated the mid-tones can be.

From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used From the first roll of Fuji 400H I've ever used

I think a few kids rolled these two snowballs up.

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