Finding a good selection of sample images is the key, and then looking to match the aesthetic with one of the available film simulations. I find that prints tend to vary quite a bit, and whilst Fujicolor ones most often look similar to Classic Negative, ones by other marques don’t, from the sample images at least, follow a set pattern. For Kodak Ultramax, I found Astia the best match, and so this is the base sim for the recipe.
Kodak Ultramax Film Recipe
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
White Balance: Underwater
WB Shift: +3 Red, -5 Blue
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlights: +0.5 (use +1 if your camera doesn’t support 0.5)
Shadows: +0.5 (use 0 if your camera doesn’t support 0.5)
ISO Noise Reduction: -4
EV compensation: +1/3
Kodak Ultramax by Other Creators
Just like with Kodachrome and Portra, there are multiple versions of Kodak Ultramax out there. I’m happy with the one I have created, but you may prefer one of these instead.
Did you know? The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the latest challenge. Join in the fun! The December round of the Film Recipe Challenge is now on … shoot with Mother Superia film recipe and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or in the recipe page comments. End date is Dec 15th.