Tagged Kodak Portra 400

How I Shot This


Photographer: Rholinelle Joy DeTorres
Camera: Nikon F3
Lens: Lensbaby 2.0 (the old bellows focus version)
Film Stock: Portra 400
Developing and Scanning: Pushed 2 and scanned on Noritsu
How I Shot This: I had the Lensbaby on my camera because I wanted to get some heart shaped bokeh of my Christmas tree lights. I looked over and noticed my girls sitting on the couch in this position. I knew I didn’t have enough light, so I used my cell phone to shine a bit more light in their direction. Even with that, I was doubtful of the amount of light, so I decided to double expose the Christmas tree lights over them in hopes that combined, it would be enough light. The final exposure was made using my in-camera meter – first exposing the image of my girls one stop under, then exposing the Christmas tree bokeh (using a heart aperture) two stops under. The crazy focus and distortion is all due to the Lensbaby.

Matt Haines + Taimur and Juliana + Mamiya 645 AFD + Portra 400

Photographer: Matt Haines
Camera: Mamiya 645AF anf 80mm f/2.8 lens
Film Stock: Kodak Portra 400

Taimur and Juliana traveled from overseas for an intimate wedding at the Lavender Inn in Ojai, CA. It’s a beautiful “backyard” inn setting, just one block off the main street of one of the quirkiest towns in California. The perfect setting for their friends and family, who flew in from all over the world.