My first time shooting with Kodak gold a lot of the pictures were mid-day but they still had a lot of sunset colors and it also seemed to get rid of some light blue tones. Gave a very vintage kinda look.
First Film I’ve Ever Used.
As the title says, Kodak Gold 200 is the first film stock I’ve ever used, and the only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is because I’ve yet to try anything else. This film is decently affordable and produces an amazing warm tone onto your photos that I personally really enjoy. All in all pretty great and I hope to start shooting more kinds of film in the future.
The more I go back to Gold, the more I enjoy it
I started learning on Kodak Gold, so I naturally developed a love/hate relationship with it. But, the more I’ve gone back and shot more of it, the more it’s grown on me. My biggest takeaway from going back to it is that it’s not *supposed* to be a professional grade film, so it’s just not going to be as sharp as Portra or some other higher grade films. Personally, the colors are still a bit warm for my taste, but it has a very nostalgic look that I do enjoy.
My favorite C41 film
Kodak Gold is cheap, versatile, and doesn’t show as much grain as its brother Ultramax. Although suitable for most situations when shooting outdoors, this film does best in bright conditions with mountains and trees in the background. Kodak gold also leaves a gold-yellow hue to the images it produces as the name would suggest. I would highly recommend bringing Kodak Gold to beaches, hikes in the summer, and shooting during golden hour
The film looks way better when X-pros
Not bad for that point and shoot vintage feel to things
This film is great for casual shooting and really is price friendly. Definitely not as fine grain or sharp as some professional grade films, but it definitely gets the job done. My only knock on it is the colors are a bit too saturated for my taste.
None of the other Kodak films gives me this vintage-vacation-with-your-family-when-you-were-little feeling. Latitude is okay, but nothing to write home about.
a personal favorite
The first time I shot this film it quickly became one of my favorites. The second go around I wasn’t quite as pleased with it because i shot someone of Hispanic decent the way the skin turned out wasn’t entirely to my likely. However I’m not sure if that was lighting or scanning so I’m definitely going to give it quite a few more shots.
Not as good as the 100 speed if you can find it.
It’s a pretty good overall film if you just want to record an adventure but aren’t planning on professional results. It’s a pretty good learning film as well. I had a lot better results from the 100 speed which is apparently not available around here.