Moody film recipe for X-Trans 4, using underexposure and Eterna Bleach Bypass
I’m a big fan of Alice Tatham and her excellent Instagram page, posting under the name ‘thewildwoodmoth’. Her style has a soft faded tone, with desaturated greens and a deep tone. Inspired by this, I’ve set out to make a Fujifilm film recipe that has some of these same features.
Meet the Wildwood Deep film recipe, with a muted green tone, and lots of moody depth. It’s based on the washed out softness of Eterna Bleach Bypass, with a retro tint to warm green. It doesn’t capture all the amazing tone and colour of Alice’s work of course, but it’s sort of in the same ballpark as far as the greens are concerned.
To get the best deep mood from this film recipe, it’s good to underexpose the shots, so aim for around -2/3 compensation. It’s going to give a darker tone this way, and be nearer to the look I’ve tried to achieve.
Good subjects will include flowers, forests, pastoral scenes and aged wood or beachcombing finds. Have fun finding out!
Wildwood Fade Film Recipe
- Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Daylight
- WB Shift: +3 Red, -6 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: -1
- Shadows: -2
- Colour: -4
- Sharpness: +2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: +2 (leave off for a less crisp look)
- EV compensation: -2/3 (undexposure is important for this one)