I Shot a Roll of Fuji Pro 160NS by Trevor Dalton
Most people would probably think of a slow portrait oriented film as an unusual choice for night photography. But I’ve found Fuji’s Pro 160NS to be the perfect choice for the task.
I had been shooting Kodak Portra 160 as my go-to for medium format cameras the past few years but was looking for a new low ISO alternative. After some online searching I stumbled upon Fuji’s Pro 160NS film. Unfortunately, no longer sold in the US, I turned to ebay to purchase some rolls to test out. “$38.99 for 5 rolls plus free shipping?” Sold.
After shooting a couple test rolls I realized this was everything I was looking for: Low grain, low contrast, decent dynamic range, and a greener tint than Portra. It was perfect.
Around the same time I had started working on an ongoing series of automotive nighttime photographs. Trying to create cinematic feeling pieces with lighting and locations I could find in the wild.
The Pro 160 was the film for the job. Most would probably opt for a higher speed film but with stationary cars I knew I could get away with the 160. The final images are sharp, cinematic, and exactly how I imagined them.
Shot with a Fuji GW690II.
Born in the Northeast, located on the west coast. Trevor Dalton has a background in fine art & video production with a love for both film photography and all things automotive.