Quote Originally Posted by Grinschus View Post
Hello everybody,

first of all i apoligize for my bad english and lack of "photographic words". I try to explain in a very subjectiv way and hope you can understand everything.

Actually i try to develope my one photography style and want to try out two "looks":

1.
http://www.ostkreuz.de/feature/434?f...rapher=3&fi=20
http://www.ostkreuz.de/feature/97?fp...rapher=3&fi=30
(espen Eichhöfer)

To me this style seems to have a yellow cast while the colour balance ist stil very good. In my opinion the colours also seem to be very saturated (for a colour negativ film). I almost seems to look like colour slide, but provia 400 x or colour slide with lower iso has a to "clear" look and is to sharp for this kind of style...and for a documentary work in medium format i belive both photographer would not work with 100-200 iso films...
My first idea was to overexposure colour negative (1 1/2 - 2 stops), develope normal and then print and soft paper.
Actually every film i tried ( Portra 400, fuji pro 400h and seems to be to soft) After scanning i try to increase the contrast, which does really look unnatural.
At the moment i have only possibility to scan on a imacon, but i more and more belive that this and the photographer below develope and print their work in a lab.


2.
http://www.ostkreuz.de/feature/121?f...grapher=8&fi=9
http://www.ostkreuz.de/feature/288?photographer=8&fi=4
(Ute Mahler)

I dont have really an idea how to get this style. There is a lot of deep black, while the middle-tones seem to be some kind of soft. Colour balance is not flat and this goes more in a ducumentary style with no "over-beauty skintones"




I hope someone could help me.

Best regards,

Luke
It's very difficult to guess but the best I could come up with is E100G (from the blues and greens) for the first and Astia (slight tendency to yellow) for the second. Colour neg is so dependent on the scanning that it's difficult to guess and I would expect you could get close to that feel with Portra to a certain extent. As for the cameras, Hasselblad or C220/C330? - I'd just get in touch with the photographers and ask.. :-)

Tim