Retrocolor Negative, an Aged Film Style

A film simulation recipe with warm tones, designed for X-Trans 4 cameras

I’m a big fan of the Classic Negative film simulation, and enjoy shooting with it in a variety of conditions. It’s just another great reason to shoot on Fujifilm cameras!

The base film setting captures the character of turn of the century photo film, and there’s lots of scope to exploit this retro vibe with small tweaks to the settings.

This receipe adds further light aging with brighter highlights and a shift towards red. It’s not as strong as in the Decade Print recipe, but the effect is there. Skies take on a pink tint, and shady neutrals have a mellow feel. And, because of the Classic Negative simulation, greens have a wonderful quality that is very Fujicolor in style.

Last weekend, or last decade? Retrocolor Negative adds 10 years

Retrocolor Negative Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: +2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: 0
Finding a way through, using the Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Mushrooms with tops like burger buns, Retrocolor Negative recipe
Fungi and decaying leaves, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
An aged look, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Gorse flowers, taken with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Gulls in flight, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
No fishing today, taken with the Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Grasses in the park
Morning dewdrops
A bee in the wisteria, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Retrocolor Negative on a rainy day
Hiding from the rain under a tree, Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Shiny wet leaves, captured with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Distinctively Fujicolor greens, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Early morning in the heather
Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Red shifted colour balance, Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Street with blue sky, Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Spring green in the treetops, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
The weather is changing, using Retrocolor Negative film recipe
A sunny forest trail, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Tall trees in the forest, taken with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
Early autumn colours on the path, Retrocolor Negative film recipe
A rainbow of colour, with Retrocolor Negative film recipe
A local park area, using the Retrocolor Negative film recipe

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the new recipe, Kodak Pro Image and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or in the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Jan 31st. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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