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
It’s been raining. 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
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
Fishing pond, captured with Natural Standard film recipe
In the harbour, with 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.

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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