Here are some more photos shot from my first roll of the new CineStill 400D. I shot these photos of music artist Amelie Patterson at this year’s Lilac Festival and was disappointed to see the way this new film rendered skin tones. These are not the “rich, warm skin tones” that I was expecting. Instead, the skin tones look destaturated. Given that CineStill 400D is supposed to be “suitable for any lighting condition, any event, and can be used either outdoors or in the studio,” I was expecting to see something better.
The good news is that not all the photos from this roll had the desaturated skin tones. I have some photos of a dancer (I’ll share those soon) and her skin looks good. It’s that inconsistency that I find frustrating, especially since the lighting conditions that day had very little variation, so I should have had similar results.