Tim, does your friend do something to compensate for ruddy skin tones with Velvia 50? I've never shot Velvia 50, so am assuming it does similar things to skin that the Velvia 100 (non-F) does. Is that correct?
Against my better judgement, I shot some Velvia 50 portraiture in low contrast lighting and to my amazement I came up with one of my favorite photos hanging on my wall. Usually use C-41, or if E-6 .. Astia.
I recently shot a couple of 645 rolls of E100VS of my parents' for their 65th anniversary, at the same location as their 1st date, all those years ago. The lighting was perfect, and with Apertire & iPhoto, all was under control. no problem. Picked 3 for 8x10s. Back on Maui I used to charge a pretty penny for this same thing. During the actual funeral, I shot Rollei Pan Ortho 25. Should look spectacular.
Goth in Velvia. I LOVED IT!
And yesh, show a model 6x7 Chrome from a shoot - TALK ABOUT A WOW FACTOR!