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Shooting more Kodak Portra 400, 35mm

Orocovis, Puerto Rico at sunrise

Took a while to get developed, but here are some shots from one roll of Kodak Portra 400 shot on a Minolta x-700. For the last few shots taken at Penn’s Landing on a very cloudy day, I used the on camera meter and then overexposed by one stop. As fun as it is to be working with film, it’s frustrating to not see what you’re getting right away.  I try to keep some basic photography rules in the back of my mind, but still…I don’t know exposures off the top of my head so I’m always wondering “will this shot come out the way I see and envision it?”  Guess why all I keep reading when it comes to film is, “practice and see for yourself!” At least these came out better than my last roll!

Winter sunrise here in NJ

Next few shots are from earlier in May at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA.

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Results after first use of Kodak Portra 400 (meh)

Here are some shots I took in Florida using a Minolta X-700 and Kodak Portra 400 film.   I really need to start documenting the settings used when taking these shots so that I can tweak here and there and come out with something better than this.  I do realize that I need to work on my manual focus and familiarize myself even more with the manual settings of a camera.  I’m somewhat comfortable shooting all manual on a digital camera – but I have my screen that reassures me and if I’m off by a bit, I readjust.  I’m not sure how great the light meter is on this Minolta camera but I don’t trust quite trust it yet.  Even with that, I must say I do love the look and feel of analog photos. All photos are pretty much right out of the camera.

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And these last two are my favorite, probably because of the light leaks…

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