Warm tone film recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV, like the X100V, X-E4, X-S10
Sometimes, I want to achieve a mellow nostalgic tone in my images, but I prefer not to add the extra styling of Classic Chrome or Classic Negative. This Fujifilm film recipe is for days like that. It has a gently warm retro feel from a creamy colour balance shift, but using the Pro Neg Standard film simulation.
And, just because the mood is warm, it didn’t have to be hazy. So, I also avoided the misty effect seen in many recipes and used a +3 clarity to keep things crisp and clear, and add some additional contrast to the mid tones. This gives a mellow yet sharp recipe, which makes it sound a bit more like a cheese than a photo style, but either way I hope you enjoy the results.
Because of the clarity setting the recipe is compatible with newer Fujifilm X-series cameras, but you can just ignore clarity if you want to try it out on other models.
Nostalgic Standard Film Recipe
- Simulation: PRO Neg. Standard
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Off
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +5 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -1
- Shadows: +1
- Colour: -3
- Sharpness: +1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: +3 (optional)
- EV compensation: +1/3
Skin Tones with Nostalgic Standard
More Pro Neg Film Simulation Recipes
When I read about the Pro Neg simulations, I see that they were provided as good options for portrait photography. However, I find that their presentation of natural tones is lovely for nature and landscapes too. I’ve made a small handful of recipes with Pro Neg Standard and Hi.
- Natural Standard – a naturally balanced film recipe for landscapes, rural scenes and shots in the garden
- Retro Standard – with a warmer tint for a nostalgic look, this is a great choice for adding a mellow tone
- Gold Standard – modelled on a classic Kodak Gold film style, this is a general use recipe
Pro Neg on Hemelsteen & FujiXWeekly
- Pro Negative Plus – a retuned pro neg recipe by Marcel Fraij