Nostalgic, soft tone and retro film recipes using Fujifilm film simulations
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.
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
ISO Noise Reduction: -4
EV compensation: 0
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.
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