Analog Lab is a new series on my blog. I’ve rediscovered my love for film after being in a horrible mindset for the last couple of months, so I’d like to share my film journey here. I’m pretty new to analog photography, so I think it would be interesting to see my growth from post to post and sharing my learnings with you :)
In the time I was gone, I’ve shot only 2 rolls of film. I’m currently still in the phase of finding out what film I like to work with the most, so in this post you will see shots from either Fuji Superia 200 or Kodak Color Plus 200.
2018 — Kodak Color Plus 200
As you can see, Kodak Color Plus has a slight yellow/warm cast to its images. It’s something that I don’t have particular strong feelings about. I like what it does to landscapes, but not a big fan of shooting portraits with this. The skintones seem to have a slight shift in the hue; it’s more yellowish which I don’t really like.
2019 — Fuji Superia 200
Fuji Superia 200 gave me really contrasty images on sunny days. That’s something I really liked about this film. The shadows of this film are more leaning towards the greenish/blueish side, but you still feel the warmth through the pictures so it’s not too cool. I also noticed that Superia 200 sometimes renders the skin tones to be a bit pinkish, which is overall not very nice to have.
Overall I think these two films are pretty good considering the price. If I had to pick one, it would be a tough decision because they both have the same “flaws”. In the end I think I would go for Superia, just because I really dislike the skin tones I’ve got from Color Plus.