Yes, I did. But I used a spot meter and I had to check and recheck to double and triple make sure the exposure was correct Not to mention it was very windy with -25C wind chill that day.
And on top of that you will need to learn basics of zone system
I also took one photo which ended up being under exposed.
Here's another one which I took about 30min later and I didn't get it quite right, because of the fast changing conditions. I wish I gave it a bit more exposure...
If you want more more pop, shoot Ektar, it has enough pop and latitude to be more forgiving of mistakes. Personally I would also take a roll of Portra 160 and shoot it at 80. Since you are taking photos of people and I assume women, I think they will appreciate if their skin looks good instead of like a bunch of smashed crabs
I don't like the red skin Ektar gives. I'm not sure if your audience will be Japanese women, but if it is, I'm not sure they will like it either. They use a lot of skin whitening products to get their skin as white as possible, it's also why Fuji Pro 400 (PN400N and to lesser extent 400H) have less red in it. It's your choice after all, but just for that reason I would use Fuji 160NS over Portra 160, less red/yellow.
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