Batwister,

I think the point that Garyh is making is that the tool isn't the issue.

I would have no hesitation in using film for the task you have described. I doubt Garyh would either.

There are various methods for shooting any photo, whether a method is realistic or not, depends on the expectations of the task at hand, the preferences of the photographer, and the tools available. There is no all encompassing answer that will fit all.

One of the big advantages film provides is one that you are already using.

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I Sent the Portra off for development today
Somebody else does the back end work and that is a huge advantage when that backend time or the backend tools at hand are considerations. (This idea is universal regardless of method.)

Assuming both you and the lab do good work, you will get good results.