Dreamland, Warm and Cosy Like a Dream

Warm and hazy film recipe for a dream like look with strong colour

Here’s a film recipe with a feel good factor. The Dreamland film recipe brings a rich and warm tone to your images with a hazy softness like a remembered dream. It’s one of my more extreme film recipes with a high saturation and bold look.

At the heart of the look is Classic Negative, which is set at 5,500k with a 5, -5 additional shift into toasty warm territory. The softness comes from negative clarity, which you can also achieve with a cinebloom or mist filter.

This recipe prefers bright light or golden hour, giving somewhat treacle tones in dull conditions. However, if you like that, then consider it a bonus!

Dreaming of being a photo model cat, Dreamland film recipe

Dreamland Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: 5500K
  • WB Shift: +5 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +3
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -3
  • EV compensation: +1/3

See also: Goldeneye, Copper, Ruby Tuesday and Beach Baby

Sweet chestnut leaves in sunlight, using Dreamland film recipe
Autumn richness, captured with the Dreamland film recipe
Hazy, cosy, dreamy. All good words to describe Dreamland film recipe
Sights of the autumn forest, with Dreamland film recipe
Exploring forest trails, with the Dreamland film recipe
Rich greens and bold contrast, from the Dreamland film recipe
Sunlight streaming through, captured by Dreamland film recipe
Morning golden hour in the heather, using Dreamland film recipe
Brought into focus by morning light, and Dreamland film recipe
Sunny day rich colours, with Dreamland film recipe
Golden afteroon light on the seafront, Dreamland film recipe
Rich tones at sunset, using the Dreamland film recipe
A soft and dreamy evening sky, with Dreamland film recipe

Film Recipes with a Similar Look

For rich warm colour, here are a few other film recipes to give a cosy look…

  • Goldeneye – rich and warm Classic Negative
  • Grizzly Bear – vibrant and impactful, especially with reds
  • Tropicana – like a blast of warm Spring sunshine
  • QE2 – rich and warm Classic Chrome, released on an eventful day
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🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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