How To Shoot Kodak ColorPlus 200 by Stephanie Bryan

Shoot It With Film Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan
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Kodak ColorPlus 200 Overview: ColorPlus 200 is an inexpensive consumer film that can produce fun, bright colors and nice skin tones.

It does best with a lot of natural light, rated at 100 and metered for the shadows, and it’s versatile enough to be used indoors and outdoors. 

You can pick up some on Amazon here: Kodak ColorPlus 200 in 35mm

Shoot It With Film Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan

Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan

Kodak ColorPlus 200 is my go-to film for my personal work! This film is so incredibly versatile and renders the softest and most beautiful colors.

The grain is minimal and the skin tones are always perfect. And not to mention, it’s super affordable. At the time of this review, you can pick up some Kodak ColorPlus for $3-5 per roll, making it cheaper than other consumer films like Fuji Superia or Kodak UltraMax.

*** Update for 2020: We have seen a price increase with Kodak ColorPlus to around $8/roll.

Shoot It With Film Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan

What To Expect From This Film

The style and look of this film varies depending on the rating, metering and available light.

In well lit, bright locations, this film can definitely give that light and airy look with muted whites and soft highlights.

You’ll also see a lot of warm tones from this film. It’s similar to Kodak Portra 400 in that way, producing warm colors but still with a very natural color palette.

It also renders skin tones beautifully! It has the right amount of warmth without any shifting colors to create lovely and natural looking skin tones.

Along with its beautiful tones, Kodak ColorPlus produces a minimal amount of grain, especially compared to other 35mm consumer films. You’ll see a bit more grain if it’s underexposed, so stick to shooting at box speed or a bit overexposed if you prefer a low-grain look.

Shoot It With Film Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan
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Tips for Shooting And Meter Kodak ColorPlus 200

I’ve found the best way to rate Kodak ColorPlus 200 is at 100 and to meter for the shadows. This film does very well when overexposed, and it helps give your images vibrant colors and minimal grain.

It is a super versatile film and can be used both indoors and outdoors. I use this stock indoors quite a bit because it renders skin tones beautifully!

Like most 35mm films, this film shines in pretty, natural light. However, I would likely suggest choosing a different film stock for low light situations given the lower ISO rating and 35mm film format.

Shoot It With Film Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan
Shoot It With Film Kodak ColorPlus 200 Review by Stephanie Bryan

Thank you so much, Stephanie! To see more of Stephanie’s work, be sure to visit her on her website and Instagram!

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Hi! Great information and beautiful pictures. Just wondering if rating this film 100 and metering the shadows requires special lab development by pulling 1 stop, or just as it goes?
Thanks!
P.S. congratulations on the blog

Eduardo, thank you so much for your comment! You can develop the film normally! No need to pull one stop.

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