Jacob Howard’s Gorgeous Landscapes on a Mamiya 7 II with Kodak Portra

All images shot by Jacob Howard on Kodak Portra film. Used with Creative Commons permission.

Kodak Portra is among the favorites of today’s film photographers for portrait and wedding photography. But if you want to satisfy your curiosity and see how it would perform for landscape shots, we have a fine example for you from Wellington-based photographer Jacob Howard. His series Last Stop Before Insomnia features a collection of landscapes shot in medium format using a Mamiya 7 II 6×7 rangefinder camera. Howard most likely used Kodak Portra 400 to render the scenes in the popular emulsion’s high saturation, low contrast, very fine grain, and high sharpness. The Portra film family is also known for producing accurate colors that render neutral skin tones. But these also prove to be great for the variety of scenes he captured. Carmencita Film Lab has found that Portra tends to produce warm greens compared to one of its counterparts, Fuji 400H.

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