Natural Standard, for Walks in Nature

Pro Neg Standard film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV

Here’s a wonderful film recipe that captures the green of nature in a serene way. It’s a great choice for walks in natural surroundings, like woodlands, forests and nature parks.

Natural Standard has a soft tone look, with mid saturation and softened shadows. This helps to tame the extremes in a scene and give a mellow and calm look. This helps it work well in all conditions, making it a great general use outdoor recipe.

The settings for this recipe are simple with minor adjustments and a gently warmed colour balance. The use of the Pro Negative simulation and these settings allow the nature in your shots to be the focus of the image, rather than the retro effects of the film simulation.

Natures greens are the feature, with Natural Standard film recipe

Natural Standard Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Pro Neg Standard
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
Warm light and spring greens, with Natural Standard film recipe
Forest canopy
Spring leaves
A frosty morning in the field, Natural Standard film recipe
Cattle hairs on the wire fence, with Natural Standard film recipe
It’s been raining. Natural Standard film recipe
Sunrise on a cold day, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
The hedgerow leaves are frosted over, Natural Standard film recipe
Deep shadows in the woods, with Natural Standard film recipe
It’s a peahen, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
A summer morning by the river, with Natural Standard film recipe
Swan and cygnets, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
Winter walking trails, taken with Natural Standard film recipe
Frost on the log tops, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
The river and trees in full morning sun, with Natural Standard film recipe
Walking in the park, with Natural Standard film recipe
Spring fern shoot, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
Early morning at the oak tree, with Natural Standard film recipe
The field beyond. Captured with Natural Standard film recipe
New Forest ponies, late afternoon, Natural Standard film recipe
Winter pony
Sniffing for shoots
Fishing pond, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
In the harbour, with Natural Standard film recipe
Frosty details on a winter day, Natural Standard film recipe
Tiny heather stalk with winter frosting, Natural Standard film recipe

More Pro Neg Recipes

The Pro Negative film simulations are often overlooked in film recipes, with many more being made from Classic Chrome, for example. However, I think this is an oversight, with the controlled contrast and softer tones of the Pro Neg recipes forming an ideal starting point.

Here are a few more Pro Neg recipes to have a look at.

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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