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Angela K. Wittmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2003

AGFA 160 portrait film

I was wondering how Agfa 160 Portrait film would work for a wedding I have coming up.... I used it for some Prom pics, but was a little dissappointed with the colors of the grass, trees , etc.. the skin tones seemed to a little washed out too... I wasnt sure if this was operator error. I have a Nikon N80, used outdoors, shot at a golf course under the shade of a tree. I believe I shot most at 125 F16... any suggestions would be great. I also didnt use any flash at all as it was pretty bright out in the open... The last wedding I did I used Kodak Portra 160 VC or NC for outside pics.. my next wedding is outside with not much shade (wedding at 3 pm)... thanks for any help you may have

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5/5/2005 2:13:31 PM

Marquee Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/17/2004

I have not used the Agfa or Kodak films you referred to, but an employee at the photo lab where I usually buy my film suggested Fuji 160 NPC when I needed a portrait film. She said Kodak is a warm tone film (good reds, yellow, browns) and Fuji is a cool tone film (good blues, greens). She said Kodak Porta 160 and Fuji 160 would give good skin tones.

My suggestion: try a roll of each and see which results you prefer. Take a friend as your model, go to the wedding site at 2 or 3 pm and shoot the same poses with all rolls, (in/out of the shade, in different areas of the park, with/without flash etc.) You get the idea... :-) Hope this helps.

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5/6/2005 1:24:05 PM

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