Restore from Backup, Nostalgic Print Recipe

Print like film recipe using the Classic Negative film simulation

Although there seems to be a lot of negative sentiment towards it nowadays, Instagram still has some excellent photography being shared, and I find that some of the best is found on some specific hashtags. One such tag is #restorefrombackup where users submit film photos and analog styled digital.

Sample images from the #restorefrombackup tag gallery

All the film favourites are there, with monotone, Portra, faded and classic negative print styles. In my Restore from Backup film recipe, I’ve taken Classic Negative and aimed to enhance its nostalgic 35mm print look with grain, warmth and punchy shadows. Most of the impact comes of course from Fujifilm’s tremendous Classic Negative simulation, and I love how print like the results can be with these settings.

A classic film print appearance, from the Restore from Backup recipe

Restore from Backup Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto White Priority
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -0.5 (or 0 if your camera doesn’t do 0.5)
  • Shadows: +1.5 (or 1 if your camera doesn’t do 0.5)
  • Color: +1
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
The seasons are turning, captured with Restore from Backup film recipe
Late Summer honeysuckle, with Restore from Backup film recipe
Bracken in sunlight, taken with the Restore from Backup film recipe
A sunny afternoon in the forest, Restore from Backup film recipe
Chopped logs with a strong pine smell, Restore from Backup recipe
Hot and sunny afternoon, with Restore from Backup film recipe
Characterful barn complex, taken using Restore from Backup film recipe
Closed to photographers 😦 Restore from Backup film recipe
Fluffy and spiky seed heads, using Restore from Backup film recipe
Summer heather, captured with the Restore from Backup recipe
After sunset at the tennis court, Restore from Backup film recipe
Lensball, not tennisball. With the Restore from Backup film recipe
Looking along the tennis net, Restore from Backup film recipe

More Print Like Film Recipes

Here are a few other choices for a film print style…

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!

8 responses to “Restore from Backup, Nostalgic Print Recipe”

    • You didn’t miss something, but I do forget that detail sometimes, as I don’t have a 100V myself. I’ve updated the page with the note about using whole numbers where needed by the camera. For any other recies using halves, you can still use the recipe, but use the next whole number and things will look almost identical, especially if you round both shadows and highlights in the same direction.

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