Travel Negative, for Holiday Memories

Classic Negative film simulation recipe for trips and travel with a Fujifilm camera

When taking a trip away, it’s great ot have a couple of general use film recipes that allow you to capture memories of a wde variety of scenes.

For quite some time, I’ve enjoyed Nomadic Mood, by Ivan Cheam, but I sometimes find it a bit too dark. Starting from his settings, I made this Classic Negative recipe to be bright and clean, with a warm colour tone, punchy shadows and lovely blues in the sky.

Sailing club building, captured with Travel Negative film recipe

Travel Negative Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -1
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3

If you find this look a little too creamy or contrasty, try CN24, which is a similar Classic Negative look, but with a softer tone. Or, to step away from Classic Negative, try Gold Standard, for a classic Kodak film look with a similar warmth.

Beach hut decoration, captured with Travel Negative film recipe
Empty beach, taken with Travel Negative film recipe
Afternoon sun and blue skies, with Travel Negative film recipe
Classic Negative reds, with the Travel Negative film recipe
Garden gubbins, with tone & colour from the Travel Negative film recipe
Wheatfield greens, taken with Travel Negative film recipe
Walking the perimeter, with the Travel Negative film recipe
Swaying oats, captured with the Travel Negative film recipe
Village street view, creamy & contrasty, Travel Negative film recipe
Narrow village street, captured with the Travel Negative film recipe
In the beanfield, taken with Travel Negative film recipe
Handsome marbled white butterfly, Travel Negative film recipe
Weird coastal plant, with the Travel Negative film recipe
Close-up with the unusual plant, Travel Negative film recipe
The patterns of coastal vegetation, with Travel Negative film recipe
Riverside path, captured with Travel Negative film recipe
River life, taken with Travel Negative film recipe

More Travel Recipes

I see discussions online about which recipes make a good travel companion, and whilst the answer is subjective and heavily influenced by personal preference, people often want a starting point, so I made a few lists.

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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