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Best 35mm film for outdoor photos

Need help with choosing the best film for outdoor photos of people protraits and should i use a flash to fill in the shadows.

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Re: best 35mm film for outdoor photos

The best film is the one YOU like the best.

Flash can be used to fill in the shadows in outdoor portraits, as you say. Do it by all means, if that's the effect you want. Sometimes you may not want it. Do it both ways and see how they come out.

Photography is all about YOUR creativity.

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