I love shooting an processing black and white film. I feel like the contrast and grain of black and white film adds so much character to a photograph. I told myself at the beginning of the year that most of the rolls of film that I shoot will be black and white. Mainly because I like the look and I can keep my photos looking consistent by the way I shoot and process them. But I have a confession to make. I really like to shoot and process color film as well.
I wasn't 100% sure I could process the color film because the temperatures need to be so precise. But it isn't hard at all, over the past year I have been able to develop my color rolls of film at home. I get a c-41 unicolor kit from the local camera store and town and when I have 4 or 5 rolls of color film saved up I will process them. Now it does take me awhile. Since I mainly shoot black and white, it might take 4 months to get 4 color rolls but the it worth it and fun to get a different look from you photographs. Since I am not shooting that much color film I went back to buying Kodak Portra. I was shooting Fuji Superia or Agfa color 35mm film, but the look of Portra is totally worth the price! When I have a little extra money I shoot Kodak vision film! It is the 35mm film used for movies! The 250D and 500T films are amazing and in my opinion the best color 35mm film I have used so far.
So get out and shoot some color film! And if you process film, don't be afraid to grab a c-41 processing kit and develop it yourself! It will totally be worth it! ~ @RoyceOnTheRadio