A Darker Roll

For the long-time readers, you know I have been working on a "signature" look the past few years. The look has evolved into a light and airy feel achieved by over-exposing my favorite stocks a couple stops (Fuji Pro 400H and Kodak Portra 400) and having my lab scan according to my personalized Color PAC.

Last month, just before the NYCWLK, I decided to shoot a roll a little outside my element by taking my exposure in the opposite direction.  For this roll, I shot some Kodak Portra 400 at box, pushed some in camera to ISO 800, and shot a couple at my normal ISO 200 then had Richard develop as normal. Quite a different look than my norm, but I am liking the results.

I've only included an example of each here for you to check out. The light in all these varies quite a bit, but all were metered between ISO 200 and 800. The one below left was pushed the furthest to 800+ which resulted in nicely muted tones and an awesome grain. The one at center was metered at ISO 400 (as was the one at the top of the page - one of my favorites to date). The far right was ISO 200 - my standard look.  

Again, this is all one roll, developed and scanned the same.