Fujifilm film recipe for soft tones using Pro Neg Hi on X-Trans IV cameras
I really love the softer tones and natural look of the Pro Neg film simulations, and find that they make for a great day-to-day choice. For this recipe, I took Pro Neg Hi simulation as a base, giving a natural, standard contrast look, and brightened and warmed it for a happy, welcoming feel.
It’s the sort of recipe that can be used to brighten up just about anything, so I decided to simply call it ‘Easy Going’, because it’s so happy to be used whenever you want. One note of caution though, is that the highlights are lifted, and may burn out. It’s all part of the look, but it might surprise you if you aren’t expecting it.
So there we have it, an Easy Going film recipe, with a nice balance and tone that can be used day-to-day, especially to capture brightness in sunny conditions.
Easy Going Film Recipe
- Simulation: Pro Neg Hi
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +3 Red, -4 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: +1
- Shadows: 0
- Colour: -2 (turn this up, if you prefer a bold look)
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
More Recipes with Natural Colour
Recipes with a gently warmed colour balance present natural colour that is comforting but not overly stylised. This makes them useful partners in a wider variety of situations. Here are a few more that are also more natural in colour.
- Natural Standard – A Pro Neg recipe that loves the great outdoors
- Agfacolor – another Pro Neg recipe, with a focus on bold greens
- Astia Geographic – a bright colourful recipe for landscapes
- Centre Court – Astia for sunshine, flowers and happiness
- Gold Standard – A Kodak Gold recipe for everyday use
2 responses to “Easy Going, for Bright & Easy Soft Tones”
Thank you once more for this new recipe Jason 🙂 I think it is the first time I try Pro Neg and I’m happy with the look. Your simulation works quite well on misty times too! Tried this morning: https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/VkeiW-wN4BUFz2eGBX2mmaxMDtsXGtVTOxpq-bHeYyk-1365×2048.jpg
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Thanks Eric. I love how that’s looking in the misty forest.
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