Monochrome film recipe for Fujiflim X-Trans IV cameras
I read that the theme for May 2022’s #10YearsOfXMount challenge is mono, so what better time to release my first monochrome recipe? This recipe is colour toned with a dark chocolate hue, so it’s less toffee orange than the built in sepia simulation, but still has a definite cast to it.
I don’t shoot black and white photography very often, and I generally prefer a faded, soft tones look to my images. So this recipe tries to sit somewhere in that area, but starting with the monochrome simulation.
It’s a fun recipe to play with, giving a very different look to scenes usually taken in colour, and with the ‘R filter’ in use, it can isolate elements in an image that a colour shot wouldn’t have highlighted. I hope you’ll enjoy experimenting with it.
Compare this to Bromide Mono, for a similar style, or for a different mono look, try Cyanotype film recipe.
Chocolate Mono Film Recipe
- Simulation: Monochrome + Red Filter (option)
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: 0 Red, +4 Blue
- Mono Shift: WC +5, MG -1
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: +1
- Shadows: +1
- Colour: N/A
- Sharpness: +2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
2 responses to “Chocolate Mono for Dark Cocoa Tones”
Thank you for this recipe. I am really looking forward to giving it a try.
Thank you, Tim. I love using it, and I’m sure you will too!