Grizzly Bear, a Recipe with Big Presence

Punchy colours and strong grain in this classic negative film recipe

Sometimes, you want your photos to have impact, with punchy colours, deep shadows and character from grain. This recipe has been designed around those three features, and with such a big personality, is called Grizzly Bear.

The base film simulation is Classic Negative, with a strong grain and a positve clarity setting. This adds to the dramatic feel of the images, but does mean it may be a little slower to render and save the images. It’s all part of the look however, so that when you want a punchy slide-like result, you can ‘bring out the bear’!

Punchy colours for images with impact, the Grizzly Bear recipe

Grizzly Bear Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +0.5 (use 1 if your camera doesn’t support 0.5)
  • Shadows: -1.5 (use -1 if your camera doesn’t support -1.5)
  • Color: +2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +4
  • EV compensation: 0
Popping reds in the afternoon sun, Grizzly Bear film recipe
A zoom crop to show the grizzly grain of Grizzly Bear film recipe
English village street, captured with the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Sunlit leaves in the woodland, with Grizzly Bear film recipe
Early Autumn turners, captured with Grizzly Bear film recipe
Summer heather, with the gritty look of Grizzly Bear film recipe
Harvested wheatfield, using the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Get ready for Fall color, with the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Tiny gull photobomb 😐 with the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Spitfire installation at the airport, with Grizzly Bear film recipe
Historic Winchester, captured with Grizzly Bear film recipe
Beach huts on the sea wall, using Grizzly Bear film recipe
A lovely day for sailing, styled with Grizzly Bear film recipe
Small sailing boats, with the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Looking over a garden wall, with the Grizzly Bear film recipe
The richness and depth of the Grizzly Bear film recipe
City footbridge in the morning light, Grizzly Bear film recipe
Bridge support
Double shadows
Crossing the bridge, using the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Grey day wheat scene, with the Grizzly Bear film recipe
The grungy look of the Grizzly Bear film recipe
Grizzly Bear film recipe at night
Benches on the tennis court, with Grizzly Bear film recipe

Punchy Colour Film Recipes

If there is a style that my site is short on, it’s bold colour film recipes. My takes is for more muted looks, with fade, retro and aged looks a lot more common. So here then are a few more bold color recipes from other sites.

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.

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