Kodak Portra Daily, for Portra 160 Anytime

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 receipe 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!

Centre court at Wimbledon, taken with Kodak Portra Daily

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
Bright colour in the afternoon, with Kodak Portra Daily
Those Classic Chrome blues, with Kodak Portra Daily
Evening sand ripples, captured with Kodak Portra Daily
Doggy prints in the wet sand, Kodak Portra Daily
Found feather, using Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
A view across the southern courts, with Kodak Portra Daily recipe
Coco Gauff hitting hard, with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
TV crews getting set up, taken with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Crowds wandering the grounds. Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Seeds at the ready, taken with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
An afternoon on the beach, with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Flying the flag, captured with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Orange lily in golden hour, with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Orange day lily, captured with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Teasels on the shore path, with Kodak Portra Daily film recipe
Kodak Portra Daily film recipe, along the sea shore

More Portra

There are several different interpretations of Kodak’s Portra film available as film recipes. Here are a few to get you started…

Portra on other sites

Latest Info! The first August Film Recipes Challenge ends Monday. Take photos with Kodak Portra Daily and share with the world! Everyone is welcome, so join the Film Recipes Facebook Group and share your images, or add links to your images in the comments of the Kodak Portra Daily page. A new challenge will follow soon!

13 responses to “Kodak Portra Daily, for Portra 160 Anytime”

  1. Hello Justin. My Facebook account is on hold (some action of Facebook… they do not believe I’m a real person. So I will post my Portra Daily contribution here. I went today on a bike tour near the industrial harbours from the Northsea.

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