Yet another Kodak Portra 400 film recipe, this time based on PRO Neg Standard
There are a good number of Kodak Portra recipes to consider when choosing one to shoot your photos with. Each recipe site seems to have at least one, and I certainly have a few interpretations as well. So why this recipe when there are already several others?
The short answer was that I became inspired. I was looking at the excellent images of expiredbren who shoots with Portra 400, Kodak Gold and Tri-X. In his Portra images, I was taken with the tone of the images and felt that even though I had made one previous attempt to mimic them with my Aged Kodak Portra film recipe, there was something different about his latest work.
In a break from tradition, I started with the PRO Neg Standard film simulation, and tweaked the white balance and colour shifts until I was happy that the tone was a close match. As is common for Portra recipes, overexposure is part of the look too, so make sure to do this when you use it. Oh, and for some softness, there is negative sharpening and a small amount of negative clarity too. It’s not a deal breaker to skip this last feature, if you get bugged out by the delay in saving images.
Kodak Portra Pro, Portra 400 Recipe
- Simulation: PRO Neg. Std
- Grain Effect: Weak, Large
- Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Daylight
- WB Shift: +5 Red, -6 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -1.0
- Shadows: 0.0
- Color: -4
- Sharpness: -3
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -1
- EV compensation: +1 for the creamy Portra aesthetic
Kodak Portra for the undecided
If you want to compare several Kodak Portra fim recipes, here’s a few to get you going …
- Kodak Portra Daily – my second try at Kodak Portra 160
- Kodak Portra Grainy – slightly gritty Portra 400 vibes
- Kodak Portra – my original Kodak Portra 160 look
- Kodak Portra 66 – peachy cream hints for a sunny Portra
- Aged Kodak Portra – Eterna Portra that mimics older film stock
- FujiXWeekly’s Kodak Portra 160 recipe
- FujiXWeekly’s Kodak Portra 400 recipe (v2)
- FujiXWeekly’s Kodak Portra 800 recipe
- Piotr Skrzypek’s Kodak Portra 160 recipe
2 responses to “Kodak Portra Pro, Portra 400 Film Recipe”
Lovely colours. Thanks.
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