Easy Going, for Bright & Easy Soft Tones

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.

Spring flowers, captured with Easy Going film recipe

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
Autumn special, captured with the Easy Going film recipe
For all seasons, Easy Going works well with autumnal tones
The bracken ferns are changing colour. Easy Going film recipe
A season of mellow fruitfulness, Easy Going film recipe
About to open … a fly agaric, Easy Going film recipe
A path through the forest, with Easy Going film recipe
The sun is trying to break through. Easy Going film recipe
Small boats being launched, with the Easy Going film recipe
Afternoon light, captured with Easy Going film recipe
Local wildlife, captured with the Easy Going film recipe
Seashore details, captured with the Easy Going film recipe
Leaves in the sun, captured with Easy Going film recipe
Let’s go hiking! Captured with Easy Going film recipe
Fine details, captured with Easy Going film recipe
Autumn mushroom, captured with the Easy Going film recipe
Extreme contrast, using the Easy Going film recipe
Narrow country lane, with the Easy Going film recipe
Autumn leaves, captured with the Easy Going film recipe
Golden leaves, using the Easy Going film recipe
Foxgloves in the hedgerow, with the Easy Going film recipe
Summer morning spider web, Easy Going film recipe
Up close with the summer cobweb, Easy Going film recipe

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.

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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