Kodachrome film recipe with a nostalgic 1960s Classic Chrome look
Far out! This is one hip film recipe for groovy 1960’s toned images. The output is wonderfully retro with a real vintage feel, but is still completely usable all day in a wide range of situations. It’s part of my growing collection of Kodak themed recipes, and sits somewhere between my original Kodachrome recipe, and the softer Kodak Portra Daily.
The magic of this recipe lies in the tremendous tones for Classic Chrome which are enhanced here with warm colour balance and tone adjustments to give a bright look with soft shadows.
Vintage Kodachrome Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +2 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: +2.0
- Shadows: -2.0
- Color: 0
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -1
- EV compensation: -1/3
More Nostalgic Classic Chrome Recipes
The Classic Chrome simulation produces a wonderfully nostalgic look, reminiscent of magazine and press photography from the latter parts of the 20th century. With some tweaking, Kodachrome styles can be produced, but also a wide range of evokatove nostalgic looks. Here are a few that I enjoy, from here on this site and on others.
- Kodak Gold – my nostalgic take on this 35mm film
- Kodachrome Classic – back to the 70s in a Kodachrome style
- Karmachroma – A Classic Chrome with lashings of retro
- Kodachrome II – FujiXWeekly’s excellent mimic of 1960’s film
- Kodachrome 25 – FXW again, and another excellent film mimic
- Nature Neon – Hazy nostalgic goodness from Captn Look
- Kodak Portra 160 – Piotr Skrzypek’s taken on this classic soft film
- Granada – Andrei Dima’s warm Spanish recipe, on YouTube
4 responses to “Vintage Kodachrome, The Hip Classic Chrome”
Thanks for another great recipe. Can’t wait for spring to give it a try.
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It does like some light, but even the low light on winter can be fine … unless your fingers get too cold to use the camera, haha
Ciao Justin, I will definitely try your beautiful recipe! I’m currently using Ritchie’s recipes: Vintage Kodachrome and Kodachrome 1. Greetings from Italy!
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Hi Sandro. That’s great to hear, thank you. Don’t forget to share some images, either hear in the comments or in our Facebook group 😊