Anyone who shoots slide film will tell you that that anyone who recomends a film off pat is talking poo.
Chromes are not forgiving, consequently each film has a subtle characteristic which orientates it towards one purpose or another.
Fuji velvia would be a disaster for someone with little experience if used to photograph people, likewise Kodak Ektachrome 100VS. Equally, Kodachrome 64 is a disaster for low dawn wildlife shots.
So to answer your question: What are you taking pictures of?
Some tips that are subject to opinion,
For a great starting point: reasonably accurate skin tones and saturated colours Fuji Astia 100F . The Same goes with Kodak Ektachrome 100GX slightly warmer
For wildlife thats moving Kodak Ektachrome 200 rated as ISO 400 or Fuji Provia 400F (cooler)
I have only suggested Kodak and Fuji films as they are reasonably available, although I had a fruitless search for them today instores, going to have to go online.
Regardless of what you do, when you get your slides back, buy, beg or borrow a slide projector, open a decent bottle of wine and sit yourself down in front of a 4ft by 6ft image and go through each shot for several minutes, study them carefully, because the time spent pouring over your slides is what photography is all about.
Then buy another role of film, shoot that and when you get the hang of it, envite some friends around.
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