Soft tones film recipe for Fujifilm X100V, X-E4, X-S10, X-T4, X-T30ii
Fujifilm’s Classic Negative film simulation has a distinct character, bringing the feel of negative film prints, especially Fujicolor ones. People talk about the greens, the reds, and the remarkable similarity to negative print style. When you see a classic negative shot, you can recognise it right away.
The Pale Negative film recipe looks to work with these remarkable tones, but with a softer look, especially in terms of a reduced saturation and a soft tone curve. It dials everything down a touch, keeping the classic negative character, just slightly less so. If you want to shoot classic neg, but have been put off by it’s strong character, try this.
Also take a look at: Soft Negative, which is similar in style.
Film Recipe for Pale Negative
- Simulation: Classic Negative
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +2 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR100
- Highlights: -2
- Shadows: 0
- Colour: -4
- Sharpness: +1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -2
- EV compensation: +2/3
Skin Tones with Pale Negative Recipe
I’ve been asked to include some portraits to allow people to see how skin tones are rendered with this recipe. Time for a selfie…
More Pale Classic Negative Recipes
You might also like, Lifestyle Negative film recipe, which is a simlar look with stronger contrast and bolder mood.
Another great option is Luís Costa’s Classic Neg Fade recipe.
For pale looks, regardless of simulation, try the Muted Tone Recipes page.
3 responses to “Pale Negative for Classic Negative Light”
Wow I love these shades, they look perfect. But unfortunately I’m using xt30 and don’t have the classic negative.Can I use these green and blue color tones with the xt30? For example, can we achieve these color tones with classic chrome? I’m so sorry I don’t have the classic negative but I hope classic chrome achieves this. 🥺
Thanks for the kind words. There’s a lot going on in the magic formulas that make Classic Negative of course, but you might be able to achieve some of the same effect with the XT30. I’d take a look at FujiXweekly, and perhaps these two recipes for Negative Print using Eterna, https://fujixweekly.com/2022/01/21/fujifilm-x-t3-x-t30-x-h1-film-simulation-recipe-negative-print/ and Fujicolor Pro 400H Pushed +1 (scroll down) on https://fujixweekly.com/2021/05/25/7-new-fujicolor-pro-400h-film-simulation-recipes/
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Thank you very much for your reply. I will review these two recipes. Thanks again for everything. Your recipes are great, good work!
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