Late last year I bought a 5-pack of Pro Image 100 to be used during the summer season. I had a gut feeling that Kodak would raise their prices so I decided to act early. In just a couple of weeks my hunch would be proven right and Kodak announced a price increase on their film stocks effective from 1st January 2021.
I normaly shoot in black and white but had been thinking of putting together a portfolio of color photographs, to show that I can work with more than just monochrome.
Fast forward to June. The sun is shining, the vegetation has sprouted and it’s the time for color. I loaded my rangefinder with a roll of Pro Image 100 and went out. During my wanderings I quickly discovered that shooting color was harder than I thought. Not only did I need to account for shape, contrast, tone and texture but also for color and that threw my thinking for a loop. And of course the subject has to also pique my interest.
I had a hard time picking interesting subjects and during the days that passed I became a little put off with the medium. I started to doubt myself and the idea of putting together a color portfolio or even shooting color film at all. During the time it took for the lab to develp my roll of film and for me to scan the photographs I thought about the matter. In the end I decided that even thought I don’t often shoot in color I still want to be able to produce good work with the medium. But before I try again I will need to read up on color photography to have a better grasp of what I am doing. Putting together a color portfolio will be for another time.
Some photos on the roll turned out okey but none where any good.