Mother Superia, a Versatile Fujicolor Film

Fujicolor Superia film recipe for X-Trans IV Fujifilm cameras

I come up with the best names, right?! Here’s Mother Superia, a Classic Negative film silmulation recipe with a Fujicolor Superia style in a soft and usable recipe for shooting anytime.

I’ve been trying to find a suitable recipe to pair up with this name for a while, and after three iterations of test recipes based on Fujicolor Superia styles, I’ve settled on this one. By using Classic Negative, there is a retro film edge to it, and greens are slightly blue toned. A warm color shift has tamed this effect, and as a result, reds and oranges now look great as well.

It’s not an accurate match to Fujicolor Superia film of course, although it does share a similar aesthetic. I’ve added links to some more Superia style recipes at the bottom of this post.

Reds look lovely and greens have a blue shift, with Mother Superia

Mother Superia Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +5 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1.5
  • Shadows: -0.5
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: +1/3

LOOK >> For lots more samples by photographers like you, visit the Mother Superia User Photo Gallery from our recipe challenge.

Soft tone curve handles dappled light well, with Mother Superia
Fence posts, taken with Mother Superia Film Recipe
Classic Negative tones, but softer, with Mother Superia film recipe
Mother Superia on a grey November day
Mother Superia film recipe, loves gloomy Autumn weather
Great for bumble bees
Foxglove pink
King of wildflowers
Don’t shoot into the sun, they said. It’s ok, with Mother Superia
Again, shooting into the light, with Mother Superia
Ready to drop at any moment, with Mother Superia film recipe
November and December are excellent months for photo walks
Country lane, captured with Mother Superia film recipe
A summer footpath, captured with Mother Superia film recipe
A wild rose in the hedgerow, using Mother Superia film recipe
Fungi season starts in October. Mother Superia film recipe
Fly amantia in the New Forest, with Mother Superia film recipe
Woodland treasure, captured with Mother Superia film recipe

More Superia Style Recipes

More Classic Negative Recipes on this site


Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍

4 responses to “Mother Superia, a Versatile Fujicolor Film”

    • This recipe likes bad weather, especially for details like wet leaves and plant closeups.

      PS. I’ll change the end date to 15th, so we have time for another one before the end of the year


  1. It’s not fun to operate the camera with frozen fingers. My feet turn into ice after a while. The photos definitely have a different look/tone in the winter. I did use it sometime back in June but I think I prefer the winter look. Btw, my new lens, the XF 30mm macro is used in the last challenge and this one. Loving the new lens so far but I have yet to compare the rendering side by side with my other favourite lens, the very special XF 35mm f1.4. Some photos below give you an idea how this lens renders and also the look this recipe produces in the winter.

    This week the temperatures remain around -7C and -5C whilst I am out and about making photos.

    Fence post:
    Crunchy grass:
    Max aperture f2.8, focus is on bottom right fence post:
    On same walking path but at f5.6 (sun is gone):
    Frost covered field:
    Tiny river:
    Same as above but without knotted willow:
    Mirrored sun star:
    Frosty grass:
    Start of walking trail:
    Horse pasture:


    • Thanks so much, as always. It’s been cold here too, but my X-S10 is just chinky enough to use with gloves on. My only problem with cold hands is doing the half-press of the shutter – I keep taking extra photos by accident.


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