Tag: Portra 800


My first post for 2018. I thought this image worked for the first day of the year. Hoping things are looking up.

Voigtlander Bessa R2M, 25mm/f4 Snapshot Skopar lens
Kodak Portra 800 film


I love images that have interior frames. This image is from the Chinese Garden in Vancouver. It was not a bright afternoon and I did not have a tripod with me to get the smaller aperture/slower shutter speed and larger depth of field I would have preferred for the colour film shot. I took the black and white retro-styled image with my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app.


Hasselblad 500C/M, Kodak Portra 400 film


iPhone 6 Plus, Hipstamatic App

Power Station

Last Sunday morning I drove a few minutes from Niagara-On-the-Lake towards Niagara Falls to take a few images of the Sir Adam Beck power station with my Hasselblad 500C/M and Distagon 50mm/4 lens. The film was Kodak Portra 800, exposed at E.I. 400.

N.O.L. Hassy p400 8-16009

“The Person I Want to Be”

Today’s post is about three photos and two good friends, at this past weekend’s MMPR meetup in Hamilton, Ontario. The first image is Bob Goyetche in mid laugh (and there was a lot of laughing last weekend!). The second and third photos are of my good friend Ken Bole. When Ken saw the second portrait he said “I look like the person I want to be.”

This just might be the nicest comment I’ve ever received for one of my portraits.

Hamilton MMPR 2016002

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Kodak Portra 800 film

Hamilton MMPR 2016014

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Kodak Portra 400 film

Hamilton Art Crawl008

Rolleiflex 3.5E3, Rollei RPX400 film, pushed to EI 1600

In Colour

I’ve shot the wagon wheels in Toronto’s Distillery District a number of times, but this is the first time in colour, and my first time shooting Kodak Portra 800. Shooting in 6×9 format (spooled for 620 for my Medalist) I am amazed at the tight grain structure for an 800 speed film! I will need to get more of this stock!

Potra 800 6x9007

Home-developed with Argentix.ca C-41 kit