A deep tones film recipe using Classic Chrome simulation and dark shadows
Based in Morocco, Mehdi Berrada is an architect and Fujifilm photographer who shoots stylish images with his X100V. His film recipe, Yakisugi has been receiving lots of positive reaction, but had no web page with the details. So, here we have the Yakisugi film recipe, by Mehdi Berrada.
Yakisugi, if you were curious, is a traditional Japanese method of wood preservation that involves flame treating the outer layer. The resulting colour palette is dark and charred, and this character comes through in the muted tones of this film recipe.
Photo credits: Mehdi Berrada
Yakisugi Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Strong, Large
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Off
- White Balance: 7500K
- WB Shift: 0 Red, 0 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: 0
- Shadows: +2
- Colour: -3
- Sharpness: -1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: 0
Film Recipes with a Similar Aesthetic
The Yakisugi film recipe uses strong grain, a 7500K colour shift and deep shadows. This leads to a warm and textured image with a recognisable look and feel. Here are a few other recipes, that also share some of these features.
- Classic Gold – based on expired film Kodak Gold
- Rosa Negative – characterful tones and reduce saturation
- Retrochrome Plus – a washed out retro Classic Chrome
- Cheery Chrome – warm and soft Classic Chrome recipe
- Bromide Mono – mono recipe with strong grain and brown tone
Here are a couple from other sites, sharing some of the qualities of Yakisugi.
- Creamy Color – a grainy, deep look with warm tone, from Captn Look
- Urban Dream – creamy tones stree recipe, by Ivan Cheam – be aware of the content timer on the site 😦
- The Big Negative – a different tone, but grainy and film-like (YouTube)
- New American Color – street photography in a classic style, by Øyvind Nordhagen