Favorite Portrait Recipes: Camera/Film/Dev Etc,
What is your ideal recipe for a portrait ? Choose your camera, lighting, film stock, development and any other variable in the equation... I like "simple" and tend to use Leica M6 and available light with 400 iso film (Tri-X or Neopan) @ Ei 200 in HC-110 1:63 or Rodinal 1:50. My brain is hard wired for black and white and this combination does it for me. How about you ???
What is your ideal recipe for a portrait ?
It is usually an intuitive choice,
made at the last moment. not impulsive,
mind you, but having to do with how I feel about the subjects,
the conditions, all that.
My normal lunch is an apple and a bit of cheddar.
I suppose the photo corollary would be a Nikon F & 85/1.8,
APX 100 or TMY depending on the moment, or the light.
Xtol/Rodinal/Edwal12, depending on the .... feel.
It's ALWAYS an intuitive choice.