Monographic, Acros Mono for Everyday Use

An Acros film simulation recipe with a bright look for every day use

Our Fujifilm cameras come loaded with excellent mono film simulations, including Acros that mimics black and white film stock. Just like the colour simulations, you can also adjust the mono simulations with a variety of options to achieve different looks.

For this recipe, called Monographic, I wanted a recipe that was characterful, but also forgiving in everyday situations. Some recipes give a dark image that can lose the essence of day to day scenes. This one, loves to show off the light with lifted mid-tones, whilst still delivering impactful but balanced shadow.

A mono beach sunset, captured with Monographic film recipe

Monographic Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros Yellow Filter
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: 9 Red, 0 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: +2
  • Mono Shift: WC 2, MG 0
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: -1/3

NB: The settings have been corrected, as of 24th Nov. Sorry for any inconvenience.

This recipe does use a couple of settings for new cameras, but on an older sensor, you could set grain to Strong and skip the setting for Color Chrome if you camera doesn’t have it.

Leading lines in the wheat stubble, Monographic film recipe
Sunny woodland walks, with Monographic film recipe
In a high contrast scene, you still get a bright image with shadow detail
Late afternoon after sailing in the Solent, Monographic film recipe
Bringing in the boats, with Monographic film recipe
Sunset in a mono style, Monographic film recipe
Al fresco dining, captured with Monographic film recipe
High summer wheat fields, using Monographic film recipe
Bright images in sunny situations, with Monographic film recipe
Exploring the light and shade of the forest, with Monographic
More boats at a different sailing club, Monographic film recipe
Getting ready to sail, using the Monographic film recipe
Sun behind clouds at low tide, Monographic film recipe
Autumn leaves against a blue sky, with Monographic film recipe

More Mono Recipes

There are certainly fewer mono recipes than colour available for our cameras, but there are some fantastic ones none the less. I have a page of monotone recipes, and these are all from other creators on their 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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