Using flash with C41 films .. any suggestions?
Hello all- I spent the better part of the morning scouring google for info on this topic before posting, so please forgive me if its been asked before.
Im a long time digi shooter that has gone all film, shooting mostly 6x7 (pentax) and some 6x6 (rolleiflex 2.8E). During my digital days, I was a big fan of using strobe lights on location (not speed lights) and ND filters to knock down the overall light. THis technique made for a very dramatic look when you shoot at F 2.8 or below (with the strobe putting out F8 ish but the ND filter compensating). This weekend, if it ever stops raining, Im wanting to try this look again but with film. I have many film stocks to choose from being that Ive become a film hoarder...but Im not sure which to choose. My biggest concern would obviously be color shifts and issues with the high contrast scene (subject lit well, back ground underexposed a little). I will develop and scan my own C41 by the way (wont be using slide).
My thoughts are:
- Portra 160 rated at 100
-Portra 400 rates at 200
- 400H rated at 200
and ektar rated at box speed
Ill be using high quality day light balanced strobes (elinchrom) ...
Can anyone give me their thoughts on using strobes with C41 films?