Today we test out an E-Film called Portra 400, created for Fujifilm by Ivan Yolo, on the street. According to the manufacturer KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400 is the world's finest grain high-speed color negative film. At true ISO 400 speed, this film delivers spectacular skin tones plus exceptional color saturation over a wide range of lighting conditions. PORTRA 400 Film is the ideal choice for portrait and fashion photography, as well as for nature, travel and outdoor photography, where the action is fast or the lighting can't be controlled. Apparently Portra 400 is one of the most popular colour-negative films for film photographers. This super-saturated, ISO 400 colour negative film enables you to take photos in all sorts of lighting conditions while still maintaining accurate colours. Kodak Portra 400 is a daylight-balanced color film available in 35mm, 120, 220, 4x5 in, and 10x8 in formats. Introduced in 1998 mainly for portrait and wedding use, with its emphasis on great skin tones. The modern version of Kodak Portra 400 was updated and introduced in 2010 to replace the previous Natural Color (NC) and Vibrant Color (VC) versions, with a more balanced color profile, with an emphasis on producing natural skin tones. Kodak also claims a finer grain and improved sharpness over the NC and VC. Streetopia is a wide range of community based performances, music and art from AfrikaBurn ( think Burning Man ) and Cape Town-based artists are scheduled and displayed, whilst performances of music, dance, poetry, drumming and so on also take place at a street venue in a local suburb of Cape Town called Observatory. The main street of the suburb is closed off for the duration of the day and in the tradition of Afikaburn outlandish attire is on display. A wide variety of street stalls and activities. We come across Keith Richards older brother, a mad max style motor bike, meet up with the koraborēshon liquorice man, have our model shoot with Burlesque dancer Lady Magnolia photobombed, get given an evil eye, bear witness to a hair raising experience, meet up again with our Hare Krishna friends, experience a very cheeky moment, view some melons in the shade of an umbrella, try an make a decision on some pronouns meow, experience some tongue, get smoked by a fish net stockinged harlequin, fly in the face of cheetahs and mockingbirds, consider asking Caleb if he is looking into the future but decide instead to wash it all down with a humourous dose of ice cream soda float. This Portra 400 E-Film is fine-tuned to not be too warm, less grainy, and lighter. It looks great and natural for portrait shots and doesn't affect the subjects face with a yellowish tone like some of the other Portra E-Films. It is highly popular with Fuji users.
Images straight out of camera with minor exposure adjustments. Gear matters Fujifilm X-T30ii with TT Artisans 23mm F/1.4 manual lens with lens hood and circular polarising filter.
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