Tropicana, a Vibrant and Zesty Classic Neg

Bright, cheerful film recipe with punchy colour from Classic Negative

Tropicana is different things to different people. For some, it’s a fruit juice, whilst others remember the pop song by Wham! or a rather tasty Welsh beer. In my early childhood, it was an open air lido swimming pool where I learned to swim. That place was left empty for many years, before hosting art installations like Dismaland and more recently the See Monster.

But now, and obviously most excitingly, it’s a bright, cheery film recipe to bring bouncy colour to your photography. This recipe will be a good friend when you want to give a rich and colourful look to a scene, but without using overly obvious boosts to colour. The Classic Negative simulation provides the base style, with a +2 color, +1 shadow paired with 2 stops of over exposure delivering punch to your pictures. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Punchy colour without being too wild, the Tropicana film recipe

Tropicana Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, -6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -2.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -1
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Summer vibes when you want them, with Tropicana film recipe
Left behing after harvest, captured with Tropicana film recipe
Late Summer skies, with pop by Tropicana film recipe
A pleasing alignment 🙂 Tropicana film recipe
A footpath through the fields, with Tropicana film recipe
Vibrant colour, without pushing too far, Tropicana film recipe
Works well at the beach …
… and in the sunny forest
Tropicana film recipe loves the golden hour
Classic Negative tones at sunset, Tropicana film recipe
Beautiful colours when the sunset is hazy. Tropicana film recipe
Well suited to a bit of grafitti …
… and shooting hoops in the park.
Tropicana film recipe has everything good about Classic Negative …
… boosted a little for extra impact.
And, it’s ready for Autumn, so let’s go! Tropicana film recipe

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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