Kodak Gold film recipe for Nostalgic Warmth

Fujifilm simulation Kodak Gold film recipe for X-Trans IV cameras

My first film camera was an Olympus OM-10 and I remember shooting roll after roll of Kodak Gold film with it. I wanted this recipe to not only capture the general feel of this classic film, but also to remind me of shooting film back in the day.

So I landed on Classic Chrome settings give that give a warm cast with a fairly strong +4, -5 adjustment to daylight balance. The other settings are more subtle, keeping it simple with a small adjustment to highlights and shadows, and a little extra softness. Grain is set to strong however, but you can of course tone this down if you find it distracting.

Also try: Gold Standard, a fresh recipe for Kodak Gold with Pro Neg Std, and for an aged look with desaturated warm tones, Classic Gold is also available.

‘Elephant Boatyard’, captured with Kodak Gold film recipe

Kodak Gold Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: +1
  • Colour: 0
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Boats in the afternoon sun, with Kodak Gold film recipe
Evening walk, captured with Kodak Gold film recipe
Getting arty with grasses and the Kodak Gold film recipe
Warehouses in the afternoon light, Kodak Gold
Bold reds and a warm color balance, Kodak Gold film recipe
Golden dawn, taken with Kodak Gold film recipe on Fujifilm X-S10
Sunny leaves, Kodak Gold film recipe
Falling into disrepair, taken with Kodak Gold recipe
Lakeside sunrise, captured with the Kodak Gold film recipe
Reflections at sunrise, taken with the Kodak Gold film recipe
Anyone for tennis? Kodak Gold film recipe
Centrepoint, with the tones of Kodak Gold film recipe
Tennis hall reflections, with the Kodak Gold film recipe
Down at the shore, with the Kodak Gold film recipe
On the horizon, taken with the Kodak Gold film recipe
Sunset colour & contrast, with the Kodak Gold film recipe
Empty beach, captured with Kodak Gold recipe
Smoothed rocks and pebbles, with Kodak Gold film recipe
The rocks have fossils in them, Kodak Gold film recipe
Allotments with a sea view, with Kodak Gold film recipe
Pink blooms on the cliffside, with Kodak Gold film recipe

There’s now a Kodak Film Recipes page bringing together all my Kodak inspired recipes.

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