Shooting plants/flowers - what film

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  1. Fate

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    What would be a good film and ISO for shooting flowers and plants. A friend wants me to get some pics for her art project.

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    Well I can't recomend any specific films, but I would say your best bet is as low an ISO as you can get.
     
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    Only going by word-of-mouth...

    Velvia should give you vibrant colors, but might be to contrasty if you want something more subtle.

    Kodak Portra UC is supposed to be a nice, high saturation film.

    What kind of look are you going for?
     
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    You didn't ay colour or black and white.
     
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    I like Kodak Ultra Color 100 for such pictures. Saturation that makes things pop although its a bit much for portraits.
     
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    Velvia is great for this kind of stuff. I would definintely recommend it.
     
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    I will go with Velvia - they have ISO 50 (64) and ISO 100. If you want prints, Kokak Ultra is great.
     
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    Biggest headache with shooting plants/flowers out of doors is the wind. If it's windy, probably no ISO will be fast enough. If it is still, any ISO will do. Key to success is patience, a good tripod and a cable release.
     

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