Classic Chrome film silmulation recipe with Kodak Portra style tones
I originally devised this Kodak Portra style film recipe to give a classic Portra 160 35mm look to photos taken on a trip to Wimbledon. I realised soon after that I loved shooting with it, and the recipe needed a new name to reflect its versatility. So, Kodak Portra SW19 has become Kodak Portra Daily.
Depending on which samples you look at, Kodak Portra film images have a lighter balance and either a subtle green tone, a pale pink tone or creamy tone to the highlights and neutrals. My original Kodak Portra film recipe covers the creamy look, Kodak Portra 66 covers the pinks, and this recipe covers off the greens.
It’s got quite a bit in common with other Portra recipes (there are more linked at the bottom), but for this recipe I chose an auto white balance to make it more useful in a wide range of conditions.
So here is my, ‘use anytime Kodak Portra’ for use at tennis tournaments, and everywhere else!
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Kodak Portra Daily Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +1 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: +0.5
- Shadows: -1.5
- Colour: +1
- Sharpness: -2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3 or +2/3 to give a brighter look
There are several different interpretations of Kodak’s Portra film available as film recipes. Here are a few to get you started…
- Kodak Portra – the classic Portra 160 look
- Kodak Portra Grainy – with a Kodak Portra 400 vibe
- Kodak Portra 66 – like a sunny roadtrip on Route 66
- Aged Kodak Portra – faded, with a green cast, like expired Portra