Kodak Portra NC for “Natural Colors”
- you cannot go wrong with this one!
If you love classic square shots, try using Kodak’s Portra NC 120. Aside from the VC that stands for Vivid Colors and most likely vivified your images, the Portra NC offers great shots for portraits, people and of the same kind. Standing from the ground of ASA160, this film which also comes in 120 format offers a very diligent photograph to every medium format lovers out there.
By placing this film either inside a Holga, Diana+, Lubitel cameras or other TLR’s, the fine grain color sharpness will always be your best friend. I don’t know but since it’s called “Portra”, it refers to “Portrait” so portrait shots will always come absolutely perfect. Good colour, low grain, and can be pulled just slightly, this film is very good for all intensive purposes.
I tried this using my Lubitel 166B during the Dinagyang Festival and I got really great shots. Judging on the skin tones, it is well defined and has minimal grain. Regarding the colors, green, brown and earth tones tend to come out of the picture.
On the lighter part, Kodak Portra NC doesn’t do good when it comes to shooting landscapes, mountains and scenarios. Might well explained about the “Portra”, clearly this film is intended for good portrait shots, not for the oceans, mountains and other things. Just like the hammer is intended for the nail, so as Kodak Portra NC is intended for portraits of people.