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  1. tigerclaws
    April 23, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    I am much obliged for this thorough explanation. However, my question still remains – did you see any yellow cast/hue when you use the portra 160? I used the film once and quite honestly, I feel that the film has a tendency towards yellow. I rated the film at 160 ISO … I am guessing its because of the film was processed at a one hour lab rather than a real pro-lab?

    The Ektar that I shot with, was pin sharp and didn’t really show any tendency towards any particular color. It was more balanced.

    Just wanted to know your opinion on it.

    Thanks much!
    Ali

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    • Matthew Hall Photography
      April 23, 2013 @ 8:00 am

      I don’t see Portra as being yellowish. That might be a matter of me largely shooting it in open shade situations where things are naturally a bit bluer,or it could be a matter of me using the film presets on the scanner that correct for color. I’m not sure. One thing I can say is that Portra is not as sharp as Ektar. But I prefer Portra’s colors to Ektar’s. That being said, I also love shooting slide film if I am going for popping-bright colors.

      In what kinds of shooting situations do you find Portra going yellow on you?

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      • Matthew Hall Photography
        April 23, 2013 @ 8:04 am

        These images, by the way, are all shot in a studio with monolights, not in open shade, so the colors should be about as accurate as they can be.

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