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    Shot Portra 400NC at EI 250. Did I mess up?

    Hello everyone,

    I just finished a portrait session for a friend of mine and his girlfriend and I accidentally over exposed a few rolls (3) of Portra 400NC. Now, the light was pretty nice early this morning in Washington, DC (at least for a while), she was wearing a white dress and he was wearing a black suit. I totally forgot to change the ISO setting on my camera and I shot the entire session at ISO 250. Any advice on how to rescue some potentially nice photographs?

    Thanks!

    PS: It's my first experience with Portra 400NC.

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    No you'll be totally fine. A lot of people shoot at 250 by choice. Negative film handles overexposure nicely. Just develop normally and enjoy!

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    What nickabean said. There's little you can do about it anyway; pulling C-41 development isn't going to do much, and none of that good.
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    My normal speed. Works much better than box speed.
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    From what I've read, overexposure results in a denser negative, which is good

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    Most of us down rate slightly so perfect, as others have said

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    I think you're OK!

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    Maybe be a little more on the contrasty side but you'll like the color saturation. It's worth the time to try it.

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    Overexposing lowers contrast (and color saturation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrst View Post
    Overexposing lowers contrast (and color saturation).
    Are you sure that's not underexposing? Denser color negatives really up the contrast, I use overexposure because it works well with my fashion work...

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