The Blog

Everyday updates and longer photostories

May 17 2014

Leica M6 with Portra 400

By Mark Beresford | Comments 6

I’m still getting to know my vintage M6 film Leica. Out of the camera, the color is better, the sharpness is better, and my exposures are better than with my professional quality digital camera. The photos in this entry are unedited, except for some cropping. I used Portra 400 film, which is a general purpose, but lower contrast, film that was designed with weddings in mind where the white bride’s dress and black groom’s tuxedo both need to retain detail. The depth of color and tonal range that’s captured in direct sunlight makes the photos so rich. I did use a grey card to get my exposure settings right before photographing the cars, which were standing out in the midday sun.

For a complete list of blog entries, see Archive