We all know the rule – use higher ISO films in less light and lower ISO films in more light. But aren’t rules made to be broken? If you want a film that offers a huge range of color and flexibility in varied lighting situations despite its low ISO – then Kodak Ektar is it!
Kodak Ektar is made for experimenting. I’ve shot with this film in my Holga and have been very pleased with the results. On a cloudy morning, the fine grain of the film will give you muted colors and highlights that are odd yet delightful. With full sun, Ektar gives you amazing punch and color that sizzles. I’ve even tried setting the Holga to Bulb and doing some longer exposures in cloudy weather to play up colors and textures in my pictures using Ektar.
I find that this film reproduces blues, greens, and yellows very truthfully. Thanks to the low ISO, Ektar is great for double and triple exposures. If you’re unsure about experimenting with it, think about what the painter Bob Ross said, “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents”. With Ektar loaded in your camera – you and your pictures will be very, very happy!