First roll of color film

Hi!

It's been a while, as usual. Just wanted to share some photos from this June I took when Philip, Jesper and me went hiking for two days just a few miles outside Stockholm. It actually was Jesper's idea just to get out of town and walk through the woods. So we rented a car and headed out. I normally don't shoot nature och landscape photography but I thought, what the heck. I love being outdoors so I figured maybe I'll actually shoot a roll of color film. I shot a roll of Portra 400 just because it's one of the most common films. 

© 2014 Photography by Joel Foo

I left my only color film roll at "Team Framkallning" where Veikko works. He processes most of Philip's and Jesper's color film and I have heard so much good stuff about him. He owns a small labb and darkroom where he processes color and b&w film. Since it's a small company he gives personal and good service. I got to know him during the summer when I shoot more color film. If I continue shooting color film I'll definitely leave my rolls with him.

So what was my first reactions to color film? Well, being an only b&w shooter until now I must say I really like it. The colors on film are so much more alive that what I'm used to on digital format and LR. I have tried to emulate the color film look but you just can't beat film. Also scanning color film is a pain compared to my easy breez-y b&w scanning but I think I got the colors right.

I also shot som Tri-x and Acros. Comparing the color shots with the b&w is like comparing apples and pears. They are simply two separate ways of capturing light. I do like both but I must admit I like color film more for this purpose more. It gives the photo so much more quality and dimension. All photos are shot with the Mamiya RZ67 Pro II and with either 50/4.5 or 110/2.8. 

© 2014 Photography by Joel Foo

I'll do another post soon about my summer shootning Portra 400 soon. Thanks for reading!