Film simulation for old Kodak Gold 35mm for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras
I like to follow groups and tags for 35mm film and analog photography. Seeing how people use old film stock is inspiring and gives me motivation to try and achieve similar looks with Fujifilm film simulation recipes.
As well as lots of Portra film, I often see Kodak Gold and especially people shooting with old rolls they find unopened for several years. Images with these were the inspiration for this recipe, using Classic Negative and a strong aged retro feel, like you see with expired or out of date film rolls.
USER PHOTOS – You can now view the Classic Gold User Gallery to see photos taken by other Fujifilm photographers like you in their own styles and locations.
Classic Gold Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Negative
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Off
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +6 Red, -6 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: -1.5 (use -2 if your cameras doesn’t have -1.5)
- Shadows: +0.5 (use 0 if your cameras doesn’t have +0.5)
- Colour: -4
- Sharpness: -1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
Skin Tones with Classic Gold
I get quite a few requests to see skin tones with my film recipes. After much resistance, I have begun to take selfies so you can at least see how the tones work out, even if you have to look at pictures of me!
More Kodak Gold
Kodak Gold was such a popular film that it’s no surprise to find several film recipes that look to mirror it and the feel of it.
- Gold Standard – my take on Kodak Gold with Pro Neg Standard
- Kodak Gold – a Classic Chrome version of Kodak Gold
Kodak Gold on other recipe sites
- Kodak Gold – a bold saturated Kodak Gold from Piotr Skrzypek
- Kodak Gold 200 – Ritchie Roesch’s Gold with Classic Chrome
- Kodak Gold v2 – another version from Ritchie at Fuji X Weekly
You can also view my category page for Kodak inspired recipes.
For more film recipes with a similar ‘out of date’ photo look, here are a few other recipes in a similar style.
- Soft Cinnamon – Soft, with cinnamon tones
- Cheery Chrome – Warm and cosy with an aged look
- Retrocolor Negative – Shoot like the 00’s
- Decade Print – Like photo prints that have aged over the years
16 responses to “Classic Gold, like Aged & Faded Kodak Gold”
Great recipe! I’m just shooting streets at golden hour, thank you very much for all your work. I really appreciate.
Cheers from Warsaw
Thanks very much. I bet it will work well on the streets.
Indeed, works perfectly, also during cloudy weather generates nice retro images with brownish tint. You can look here:
I’m gonna try out most of your recipes and if you wish I can share my galleries in comments.
Photos straight from SD card 🙂
Thanks for sharing the images with me. I really like how they’ve come out. The tones and bright highlights look great, I think and I love some of the subjects you chose.
I am planning a way for people to contribute images they’ve taken for other to see, but for now, yes … do share when you’ve been trying out a recipe. I love to see the photos.
Another nice one. I have saved most of your recipes. Lovely area where you live. I always look forward to seeing your photos (and new recipes). Thank you!
Thanks so much for the kind comment. I’m glad you enjoy the recipes, and the pictures of my local area!
Quick test. (Though, I might have got the sims’ names mixed up). Love the creamy soft tones.
That’s a cool way to compare the recipes. I do a bit of A/B comparison, but I’ve not compared quite as many at once before.
Hi, Justin. That’s just to get a first look of each film sim before I commit to 1 or 2 when I go out next time. Not on FB or IG so if I have something I’ll just post here. (btw, clicking on the image will take you to imgur site but it still doesn’t open the image in resolution/size I uploaded)
Some from yesterday. Golden hour in the woods. (Open the photos in a new tab in full screen mode)
https://i.imgur.com/D10N8Yk.jpg – https://i.imgur.com/r2tnIve.jpg – https://i.imgur.com/vzWZvan.jpg – https://i.imgur.com/FNCnZ5b.jpg – https://i.imgur.com/PDMkWBl.jpg
Thanks very much for sharing these. Lovely images 😊 They remind me a lot of the New Forest near where I live. For the upcoming, user images gallery, what name do you prefer, TenhoSaudade or TheCameraEatsFirst?
Use my Flickr user name “Tenhosaudade”.
There are more (Classic Gold) photos, I will see to them this weekend.
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Thanks. I look forward to it
Forgot to mention the photos have only been resized, that’s all. That’s why Fuji system is perfect for me 😀
Second set of yesterday’s walk in the woods. If it’s not too much trouble, please change my posting name to TheCameraEatsFirst. Thanks.
https://i.imgur.com/oSGM11A.jpg , https://i.imgur.com/wKBUB9X.jpg , https://i.imgur.com/taXjh7V.jpg , https://i.imgur.com/vXGFX5r.jpg , https://i.imgur.com/Y4rgZr9.jpg
Really like this sim so I shall keep using it for a while.
That’s great to hear, thanks … and no problem about the display name. Thanks for the additional pics too