Testing Portra400 + Portra800 with Tory Baker

Mindset is everything as you encounter challenges and explore new paths! Transitioning to a new film stock is no exception. We love @torybakerphotography’s approach and we’re excited to share her Portra exposure tests (and inspiring mindset!) today:

“I think transitioning to Portra is exciting. When I first found out about Fuji400H being discontinued, I was shocked and felt some anxiety. Fuji was my go-to film for all of my color work. But as I reflected on the situation, I felt it was best to have a positive mindset and embrace this change. I do love learning, so the opportunity to really grow and understand another film stock is going to be so powerful in my artistic process. I know I can create beautiful work with any film stock.

“I wanted to test out Portra film using different ISOs in a variety of lighting situations, as well as play with exposure. I asked my 6-year-old son to model for me, and we went out to do some bracketing tests in my house and backyard. The results were really exciting, and now I can use these examples to help guide which Portra film I will choose for future work.” — Tory Baker

@torybakerphotography / Kodak Portra400 and Portra800 processed normal / Contax645 / Frontier SP3000 / Colorado

Portra400

Open Shade

Sun

Window Light

Portra800

Open Shade

Sun

Window Light

Ready to try Portra400 and Portra800? We offer it in 120 and 35mm. Stock up here!