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
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
Foxgloves
Great for bumble bees
Foxglove pink
King of wildflowers
Don’t shoot into the sun, they said. It’s ok, with Mother Superia
Country lane, captured with Mother Superia film recipe

More Superia Style Recipes

More Classic Negative Recipes on this site

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