Aged Kodak Portra, for Old Tones 35mm

Kodak Portra film simulation recipe for Fujifillm cameras using Eterna

For this recipe, I was inspired by an Instagram that I follow, expiredbren who posts a really great set of images with Portra and Gold films, and sometimes expired rolls too.

In some of his recent images (June & July ’22), he’s been posting classic VWs, and I just love the tones of the images. This green Beetle is one of his IG shots, go follow him for more.

In this film recipe, I wanted to try and achieve a similar look, so I came up with an Eterna based set-up that I call, Aged Kodak Portra.

I’ve done some test shots in a variety of situations, and I think this recipe is at least similar to the wonderfully warm and faded look in Bren’s images.

Abandoned trawler at sunset, with Aged Kodak Portra

Aged Kodak Portra Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Fluorescent 1
  • WB Shift: -3 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: -0.5 (use -1 if your camera does’t have -0.5)
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0 (or use -2 for a subtle bloom effect)
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Exploring the countryside, with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Under construction, with the Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Round bales of hay, captured with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Rustic barn with bales, taken with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Early evening on the riverbank, with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Sunset burnout, with the Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Like a sunset shipwreck, with Aged Kodak Portra recipe
Red flowers in the golden hour, Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Petunias at Wimbledon, with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Court 18 at Wimbledon, taken with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Last rays of the sun, taken wtih Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
An urban scene, captured with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Looking down from the bridge, Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Under the bridge, taken with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
An intiving woodland path, with the Aged Kodak Portra recipe
Shallow stream, captured with Aged Kodak Portra film recipe
Warm soft tones, using Aged Kodak Portra film recipe

More Soft Looks

I have a fondess for the old tone style and love soft contrast and lower saturation. It appears in several of my recipes, some of which are similar to this one.

More Portra Recipes

If it’s Kodak Portra that you like to shoot with, here are some other Portra inspired recipes to enjoy.

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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