No need to apologize. This thread has given me a lot of things to try. I'm going to be shooting several rolls of film this weekend and try some of the techniques I've learned here. After looking at the results I'll see what works for me and what doesn't.
Originally Posted by DREW WILEY
The roll of Portra 400 I shot I experienced blue cast in the shadows. I didn't know what it was. The 81A filter showed up today.
By "softer" do you mean color or IQ? I was thinking 160 would be better at IQ, for shooting macros and close up photography. I was looking for a film that would give more naturalistic colors, at least not garish vibrancy. Is there a better film out there in the 100 ISO range for my purposes? I haven't even shot a roll of Portra 160, so there's no problem with me trying something different at this point.