Kodak Tri-X 33, for Grainy Punchy Mono

Mono film simulation recipe with a Kodak Tri-X look and subtle colour tone

I am often inspired by photographs and recipes that others have made. This is one of those cases. The Kodak Tri-X 400 recipe on Fuji X Weekly is one of my favourite black and white recipes, with grain (which I love) and impact (which I also love). However, I am so addicted to my muted tones and colour casts, that I really wanted to adjust the recipe to add this element.

So, if you want to shoot with an unadjusted, excellent Tri-X look, jump over to Ritchie’s recipe, but if you’d like to try my tweaked version with a subtle colour tone, the details are below.

A phonebox library, captured with Kodak Tri-X 33

Kodak Tri-X 33 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros + Green Filter
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: 0 Red, 0 Blue
  • Mono Shift: WC +3, MG +3
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: +3
  • Colour: N/A
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +4
  • EV compensation: +2/3

See the original recipe for Kodak Tri-X 400 on Fuji X Weekly

Layered leaves, taken with the Tri-X 33 film recipe
Sunflare through the leaves, with Tri-X 33 film recipe
Ready for winter? Photographed with Tri-X 33 film recipe
Steps leading down to a waterside pub, Tri-X 33 film recipe
More steps down
The pub at the bottom
At the tennis club with the Tri-X 33 film recipe
Taking a look indoors, captured with Tri-X 33 film recipe
Indoor tennis court, with Tri-X 33 film recipe
Reflections in the tennishall window, Tri-X 33 film recipe
Between the courts, taken with Tri-X 33 film recipe
Sunny contrast in the woods, Tri-X 33 film recipe
Forest ferns, captured with the Tri-X 33 film recipe

Black & White Film Recipes

Every monotone recipe on this site is toned with a subtle colour shift. This isn’t to everyone’s taste, so here are few excellent pure black and white recipes to satisfy your needs…

And a couple of similarly excellent ones that do have a subtle colour tone…

  • New Scala – smooth tone and bright highlights, from Marcel Fraij
  • Leica M10 Mono – Leica M10 style, with a subtle tone

🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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