Quality-wise, Ektar is absolutely superb. But being higher-saturation, higher-contrast compared to most color neg films, it isn't going to forgive exposure errors; and it won't soften a bad complexion, if you are thinking about portraiture. Know how to use a light meter. If you can routinely expose slide films correctly, it's a piece of cake. Otherwise, pick an amateur film instead. But how are you going to look at the actual shots afterwards??? It won't forgive sloppy scanning or printing as easily either.