A Hipstamatic inspired Fujifilm recipe for X-Trans IV with Eterna Bleach Bypass
For several years, I was an avid user of Hipstamatic on iPhone. In the boom years, the arrival of new ‘paks’ was a moment of collective excitement. Learning how to use the retro inspired options to produce different styles was a community effort, and there were thousands of people sharing the results and bouncing ideas off of eachother.
The app is still going strong around a decade later, with a dedicated user base and mind boggling number of paks and features. For me though, those early days were the best.
I gave some thought to which of those Hipstamatic looks I might be able to reproduce in a film recipe. Most are impossible, but one that can be approximated is Ray Mark II with it’s warm, almost sepia tones and desaturated look. Here is my take on it.
Hipstamatic Ray Mk II Film Recipe
- Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Shade
- WB Shift: +7 Red, -6 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR100
- Highlights: -2
- Shadows: -2
- Colour: -3
- Sharpness: +1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: -1/3 to +1/3
This film recipe was originally published on the Fuji X Weekly community recipe pages, here. If you have a recipe that you’d like to share, why not submit one too?
Film Recipes with a Strongly Mellow Tone
This film recipe falls into my extreme styles category, with a strongly toned look that means it’s more likely to be useful in a narrower range of specific cases. Here are a few other recipes with a strong mellow tone…
- Classic Gold – based on expired Kodak Gold film
- Festival Cream – hazy summer tones with lots of nostalgia
- Coffee Chrome – cafe tones for a latte stlyed look
- Beach Baby – sandy beach tones for sunny evenings