Wilford HG, Mono with Heavy Grain

Gritty and grainy mono recipe based on an Ilford film simulation style

This mono toned film simulation recipe was based in part upon the Ilford HP5 film recipe from Fuji X Weekly. It was tested and then manipulated a few times over as I looked for an impactful gainy look. Because it ‘was Ilford’, I named it Wilford in my mind, and now that name has stuck.

As well as Ilford underpinnings, this mono film recipe has a heavy grain (HG), punchy highlights and deep shadows. I also added a strong positve clarity, to further enhance the gritty grainy look. And, as always, there’s a hint of colour, with a mono tone shift, which you can skip if you prefer a pure black and white look.

Deep shadows, with the Wilford HG film recipe

Wilford HG Film Simulation Recipe

  • Simulation: Monochrome
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, +9 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Mono Shift: WC +1, MG +4
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +4
  • EV compensation: 0
Sand patterns at low tide, captured with the Wilford HG film recipe
Impressive old cottage, imaged with Wilford HG film recipe
Early evening run, Wilford HG film recipe
Beachside teasels, taken with Wilford HG film recipe
Impactful mono with deep shadows, the Wilford HG film recipe.
A glimpse of sunset over the motorway, Wilford HG film recipe
In the tennishall, taken with Wilford HG film recipe
Through the square window, with Wilford HG film recipe
On court 10, using the Wilford HG film recipe
Field of wheat, taken with Wilford HG film recipe
Gone to seed, captured with the Wilford HG film recipe
Leaves and seeds, using the Wilford HG film recipe

Grainy Film Recipes

Here are some film recipes that feature a strong grain setting, some are colour, some are mono.

Grainy recipes from other sites.

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