Hasselblad Portrait Photos (Colour Film)(NYC Models)

Hasselblad Portrait Photos (Colour Film)(NYC Models)

Hasselblad portrait photos taken with a Hasselblad 501C.  Photos were all taken during my Photography Workshop in NYC. Kodak Ektar Portraits, Kodak Portra 400 portraits and Fuji Velvia 50 portraits.


NYC Taxis

Mr Leica New York Photography Workshop

In December 2015 I took my Hasselblad 501C medium format film camera to NYC.  I was invited to New York to teach a 1-2-1 model photography workshop for a week so I jumped at the oppotunity!  I took two Hasselblad lenses; a Zeiss Sonnar 150mm f4 CF lens and a Zeiss Distagon 60mm f3.5 CF lens.

Hasselblad Portrait Photos – Colour Film

Here are some of the colour film negative scans, lab developed and scanned.  I have split them by film stock and model.  Some models got more keepers depending on the light on the day.  I used an old Hasselblad A12 6×6 film back and it seems to have a light leak top left of the images.  On bright days photos were more affected I think.

120 Kodak Ektar 100 Portraits

Hasselblad Ektar Portrait
Hasselblad Fashion Shoot
Hasselblad Film Fashion
Hasselblad Fashion NYC
120 Kodak Ektar Fashion


Hasselblad + Ektar Portrait
Hasselblad + Ektar Portrait
120 Kodak Ektar Portrait
120 Kodak Ektar Portrait
Hasselblad Fashion Shoot

Kodak Ektar 120 Portrait

Kodak Portra 400 Portraits

Manhattan Balcony Shoot
Good Morning World
Hasselblad in New York

Fuji Velvia 50 Portraits

Fuji Velvia 50 Portrait
Fuji Velvia 50 Portrait

Ektar vs Velvia Portraits

Neither Kodak Ektar 100 nor Fuji Velvia 50 is regarded as a film for portraits.  Fuji Velvia portraits especially are uncommon but I like to try everything once.  I loved the vibrant colours comparing Ektar vs Velvia but I think I will still to Ektar 100 and Portra film for portraits going forward.  (It’s worth noting that I appreciate Fuji Pro400H and Fuji Provia 100F too but I didn’t have them on this trip).

More Hasselblad Portrait Images

Colour film Hasselblad portrait photos still to come from NYC plus all those photos with the Leica M3, M6, M8 and XPan on the second trip!

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Kodak Ektar 100 Portraits / Hasselblad Fashion Shoot – Poland

Kodak Ektar 100 Portraits / Hasselblad Fashion Shoot – Poland

120 Kodak Ektar 100 portaits as part of a Hasselblad fashion shoot in Poland (using a Hasselblad 501C film camera)


Hasselblad Leica Fashion

Model photography location shoot – Sopot Beach, Poland

Models – Irmina @ Future Models and Marta (ex Malva Models)

Styling – Me (with help from the girls bringing the clothes / doing their own makeup)

Assistants – N/A

Camera gear – Hasselblad 501C + Zeiss Makro-Planar 120mm f4 lens + 81B warming filter + 120 Kodak Ektar 1oo film + daylight

Film Lab – AG Photographic, Birmingham UK ( C41 dev + Noritsu scan)

Hasselblad Fashion Shoot

Here is the results from a single roll of 120 Kodak Ektar 100 film shot in my Hasselblad 501c film camera.  I am fast becoming a big fan of Kodak Ektar film and now often select it over Kodak Portra or Fuji Pro 400H film.  I like the saturated Ektar colours so planned this series of photos around the film I had loaded.

Kodak Ektar 100 Portraits

Big thanks to models Irmina and Marta.  More colour film photos to come from the Poland model photography trip from when I was shooting Kodak Portra film in the Hasselblad.  I will then have the Hasselblad black and white film photos to share too!


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