Classic Chrome film recipe with boosted colour for travel photography
There are some subjects that seem to suit certain film simulations more than others. Summer travels often take in creamy beaches, blue seas and vibrant colourful scenes. Classic Negative jumps to mind, or perhaps Velvia.
However, as the seasons begin to change and the sun drops lower, a paler sunlight and more brown tones in the vegetation start to lean towards the use of Classic Chrome.
In this wonderful film recipe by Călin Stan, the sights of Thassos (a Greek island in the Aegean Sea), are beautifully captured with just small changes to the standard settings of Classic Chrome. The results were so good, that I contacted Călin, and suggested featuring Thassos 22 on the site.
Photo credits: Călin Stan.
Thassos 22 Film Recipe by Călin Stan
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +2 Red, -2 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: 0.0
- Shadows: 0.0
- Color: +3
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -2
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: 0 – 1 as required
Classic Chrome for Low Sun and Golden Hour
Apart from Călin Stan’s obvious talent here, this recipe is helped to shine with the low angle of the Greek Island sun. The low sun around golden hour is a gift for photographers, with softer tones and longer shadows. Here are a selection of film recipes designed to work well in these conditions.