Fujifilm X-Trans 4 film simulation for an Expired Film look with Bleach Bypass
Let’s shoot images on that film you found in a bargain store. It expired years ago, and the colours will be washed out and tinted. It’s a crazy effect, but a fun aesthetic for sunny days and a faded retro mood.
I’ve always found the unexpected results from expired film quite appealing. Tones tend to fade and images have a colour cast, either green, pink or purple. Sometimes there are light leaks and other blemishes, which all add to the character.
Although it will be something of a novelty, I wanted to make an expired film recipe to see just how crazy a straight-out-of-camera image can be. So here we have it, based on Eterna Bleach Bypass for washed out colours with a pink purple expired film tint.
Expired Film 66 Film Recipe
- Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
- Grain Effect: Weak, Large
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Shade
- WB Shift: +6 Red, +6 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -2
- Shadows: -2
- Colour: -2
- Sharpness: -1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0 (go to -5, or use a mist filter for extra effect)
- EV compensation: +1 stop for the burned out look
Let’s get creative and shoot expired! Some expired film tones are quite extreme, but if you want something a bit less crazy, you could also try …