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

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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