First Roll of Portra 400

While on the road trip in July, I met with Marvin Boyd (@marvinboyd) in Seattle to shoot. After shooting near Green Lake, Seattle, we stopped by the Shot on Film Store where I picked up a few rolls of Portra 400.

I’ve always been into shooting film, but for some reason never bothered to pick up any Portra film stocks. Probably because I always just picked up the cheap Kodak Gold from Walmart which gave me pretty decent results. 

So later during the summer on the West Coast, I shot a roll to see how I liked it. I didn’t shoot a ton, but I’m pretty pleased with the results. Oh - and not to mention, it scans SO much better with minimal adjustments for natural colours and tones. It’s been a constant struggle for me to scan film and get decent results.

Below are my favourite frames from the roll. The majority of the shots from the West Coast, and the last few frames of Lake Louise.

I was mindful of the compositions and tried my best to take similar shots on my digital camera so I can do a comparison. Take a look at the next blog post for the comparisons!

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