May 2021 // The Wedding Edition

Film Photography 101: The Foundations of Film | Jeremy Chou

COLOR FILM

While there are many film manufacturers and stocks available, we will focus on the two most popular types: film stocks made by Kodak and Fuji. Kodak’s most popular film stock is their Portra and Ektar series, which currently come in 100, 200, 400, and 800 film speed. Kodak film tends to feature a deeper rendition of skin tone, is much warmer in white balance, and tends to highlight reds and yellows. Fujifilm has the popular Superia and the Pro 400H series. Fujifilm tends to highlight more greens, blues and magenta. This will be purely a personal preference on which type of film stock a photographer would like to use. I am personally a huge fan of Fuji 400H since I love the way it renders skin tone. However, by working with a photo lab, they will still be able to get an amazing color tonality regardless of which film stock is used.

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