Editorial Fashion – Kodak Portra Film + Leica M3
Model – Gina Underhill
Photographer – Matthew Osborne Photography (“Mr Leica”)
Editorial fashion photography spread using a 1950s Leica M3 camera, 35mm colour film and minimal post processing. Below are photos from a recent shoot with Coventry model Gina who joined me in London as part of a portrait photography workshop. I was demonstrating how easy it can be to get a nice photo with minimal equipment and just daylight. One camera, one lens. We had an amazing day with a great location, a beautiful model and even some brief winter sunshine!
More info –
- Camera – 1950s Leica M3 Rangefinder film camera
- Lens – Leica Summilux ASPH 50mm f1.4 @ f1.4
- Film – 35mm Kodak Portra 160 colour film
- Development – C41 processed lab developed and scan
- Lighting – Daylight only
- Location – Victoria, London
- Stylist / Hair / Make-Up – Gina / Matt
Hope you like them! I plan to do similar spreads going forward showcasing different films, cameras, lenses and models.
16 thoughts on “Editorial Fashion – Kodak Portra + Leica M3”
Minimalist beauty of a session .. Amazing work
Thanks 🙂 I think next time I will use my Leic Summicron 50mm f2 to get slightly sharper images but otherwise i’m pleased
These are lovely Matt, I know she’s a pretty girl but you’ve caught the light perfectly 🙂
Hi Christina, thanks for tracking me down on here too! I’m really enjoying shooting more film now so was pleased with the colours etc in these. Gina helped a lot of course! 🙂 Hope you are enjoying your cameras too 😉
Boy, that Portra looks great. Really love the shot with her by the car. The shots with the window light are amazing as well.
Thanks! It was cold and unsettled weather so we didn’t shoot outside as much as I woud have liked but I tried to make the most of it when we did. Gina was wrapped in coats and my gillet between each series!
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Ist GREAT ! nice color nice noize ! Tnx !
I was trying to find your blog post on your favorite film types. Can’t find it. Can you please send me the link?
BTW do you use LR presets with your M9 to emulate film?
Hi, I lose track of all the posts myself. I keep trying new ones so the answer keeps evolving..currently CineStill 800, Portra(s), Rollei Retro 400, FP4+, TriX are some that come to mind.
No presets or actions with my M9. Quick fix in LR and that’s all. Shoot B&W as B&W JPEGs
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Just found your site a little while ago. Photo #4 has MOOD man. Love this set and the colors. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Scott, you might like the more recent stuff with the Hasselblad if you like film 😉
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