Nostalgic Fujicolor, for Subtle Classic Negative

Classic Negative film simulation recipe for a muted Fujicolor look

Here’s a film recipe that uses the Classic Negative film simulation to give a versatile recipe for use in a wide variety of settings. It has a look that reminds me of Fujicolor film photos, thanks to the wonderfully retro tones of Classic Negative.

Characteristics of this film recipe are softened highlights, a warm colour balance and reduced saturation. It means that the overall recipe is quite subtle, producing mellow, film-like images without overpowering colour.

A view along the shore, with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe

Nostalgic Fujicolor Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1.5
  • Shadows: +0.5
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Seaweed details, taken with the Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Early morning at high tide, with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Somewhere in the forest, captured with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
A natural marvel, captured with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Nostalgic Fujicolor renders reds and oranges with style
Orange paintwork, with the Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Forest greens are deep and moody, with Nostalgic Fujicolor
Under the big oak, with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Sweet chestnut tree leaves, taken with Nostalgic Fujicolor recipe
A jungle of ferns, captured with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Sand ripples, captured with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Golden hour teasels, taken with the Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Sunny thistles, captured by Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Delicate flowers, taken with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Blue tones, with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Nautical marker, taken with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
A relaxing spot, captured with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Wonderful green tones, with Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe
Mushroom hunting with the Nostalgic Fujicolor film recipe

Soft Tones Classic Negative Film Recipes

Out of the box, Classic Negative has quite a bold look with deep contrast. My preference is to soften this with reduced saturation and lifted shadows. Here are some other recipe choices that share some of these features.

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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