As winter draws near and the leaves are fleeing their branches, I've been struck with the desire to shoot more black and white film. I figure as the landscape grows more stark and monotone, black and white film could be particularly well suited to the task. There's just something about a well composed scene on black and white film that can be particularly stirring, which leads me to our first reason to shoot black and white film.
Kodak Portra 800 - A High Speed Wonder
Portra 800 is a film I've been curious to shoot for a while. I typically shoot landscapes and the occasional cityscape, so I'd never thought much about shooting Portra 800 for such cases. I've had a roll sitting in the fridge for quite some time, waiting for a family event or something of that nature. A friend of mine recently invited me out for an evening shooting the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ event in Fayetteville, Arkansas. That's when I knew it was time to break the Portra out and give it a fair shake.