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Fuji Velvia 100 - A Film for Dreamers!

Fuji Velvia 100, a 35mm slide film first produced in 2005, is unarguably one of the most popular films amongst budding analog photographers today. And quite rightly so -- when used in the right conditions with the right camera, the film produces stunning images unparalleled by any other.

On a recent trip to Kenya, I had the chance to use this film for the very first time, and was blown away after receiving the photos back from the lab. When cross processed, the film produces soft, dreamy images bathed in hues of pink and red.

Taken during a safari at Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Perhaps what I liked most about the film was that these tones were subtle, rather than overpowering. Hints of green, yellow, blue could still be seen in my photos.

Photo by muddymire

So far, I’ve only tried the film outdoors, and have no complaints whatsoever about the results. Since the film is one with a low ISO, I do imagine that it would yield its best results in bright sunlight. However, I definitely plan to buy more rolls of this film in the future to see what kind of results I can get indoors as well!

written by muddymire

23 comments

  1. bulletofmine

    bulletofmine

    really stunning photos!

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  2. dearjme

    dearjme

    The lion shots are amazing! You got so close to the animals :)

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  3. nerpman

    nerpman

    Great shots! I love my Velvia processed E-6 though, saturation is like nothing else!

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  4. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Ahhh I love these photos! And I love this film :D

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  5. ryuhei

    this film is amazing!!!!! from my experiences with using this film the red/pink shift follows the shadows :)

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  6. kamiraze

    kamiraze

    Didn't know that this film is also magnificent after regular processing!

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  7. liisachisholm

    liisachisholm

    your photos are gorgeous!

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  8. melodamyus

    melodamyus

    i needa get me some velvia already!

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  9. boogieroxx

    boogieroxx

    i have a ton of this film its 10 yrs expired i bought it on a lot on ebay great pictures!!

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  10. muddymire

    muddymire

    hi everyone, thank you so much!! am looking forward to buying/trying more of this film and will share the shots i get with you then :D
    @dearjme: yup, the lions came SUPER close to us, which was simultaneously amazing and scary hahaha
    @nerpman: i would like to try E6 processing but sadly i don't think there's any place in Singapore that does this :(

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  11. feelux

    feelux

    Amazing photos, especially the photo of a Lion. Where was this? I'd love to get my hands on some rolls of velvia! :)

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  12. nadinadu

    nadinadu

    wow! amazing shots! love the one of the two lion babies!

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  13. nick_a_tron

    nick_a_tron

    I personally have to say that in a straight shoot out I prefer Lomography 100 Xpro chrome to Velvia 100. It's so much nicer!

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  14. starzh

    starzh

    Wow, such amazing tones... A dream of a photo. Thank you for your article!
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  15. james_taylor

    Velvia is a gorgeous film, don't x process it, if you wanna see the real beauty in this film put it though e6. Its high contrast and high saturation is not miles away the precisa when xpro'ed but better cos half your shots want be ruined from the xprocessing.

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  16. racarrete

    racarrete

    NICE DANGER DUDE! WILL SURELY CROSS PROCESS A VELVIA ENDEED :)

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  17. muddymire

    muddymire

    thank you everyone again! :D
    @nick_a_tron: i have yet to try the xpro chrome but i really want to - what are the tones like?
    @starzh: thank you for reading it <3 :)
    @james_taylor: i would try that but i don't think there are places to do so in singapore! :(

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  18. ashdinosaur

    ashdinosaur

    Amazing photographs.

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  19. james_taylor

    fotohub.com is the only company handles the E6 process in singapore.
    Apply a member ship and you can have few discount.
    fotohub has many outlets in Singapore. Drop your films at any outlet you pass by and state the preferred outlet that you are more convenient to collect 2 days later.

    you'll be blown away be the colour and quality of this film in e6

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  20. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    great gallery!!

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  21. muddymire

    muddymire

    @feelux: sorry, didn't see your comment! the lion picture was taken during a safari at masaai mara reserve in kenya, east africa :)

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  22. mixy

    mixy

    Love Velvia film, and the shot you're using as your avatar has an amazing quality. Rawr!
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  23. c-murder70

    c-murder70

    great shots. i havn't used velvia yet but plan to very soon...might try it in my old argus c3?
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