Polaroid 66, for Retro Toned Memories

An Eterna film simulation recipe with an aged look, inspired by old Polaroid photos

I have a particular passion for aged look film recipes, and enjoy working with the pale and colour shifted hues of an expired look. I have several recipes on this theme already, such as Aged Kodak Portra, Aerochrome Lomo, Classic Gold and Expired Film 66.

This last one was recently compared to a Polaroid look by Marcel Fraij, when sharing some images he took using it. This triggered me to revisit the recipe and think about how I could adapt it into an aged Polaroid style. This is the result, with a look that reminds me of rediscovered photos, like you might find in a stored shoebox or somewhere in the attic.

A riverside walk, with Polaroid 66

Polaroid 66 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +6 Red, +6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -2.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: -4
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Autumn woodlands, captured with Polaroid 66 film recipe
Polaroid 66 film recipe
A blast of sunlight
Ivy leaves on a mossy branch, with Polaroid 66 film recipe
Swans on eh riverbank, captured with Polaroid 66 film recipe
A winter sky in the afternoon, with Polaroid 66 film recipe
Down by the seashore
Sunset with Polaroid 66
A New Forest pony, nibbling on shoots, Polaroid 66 film recipe
Washed out colours and expired tones = Polaroid 66 film recipe
A farm track in the Winter snow, taken with Polaroid 66 film recipe
A selection of winter scenes, toned by the Polaroid 66 film recipe
Walking the forest trails, with the Polaroid 66 film recipe
It’s a sunny afternoon. An aged look with Polaroid 66 film recipe
A big brown cow
Curious about the camera
In the blue hour, with Polaroid 66 film recipe
A crisp cold morning, using the Polaroid 66 film recipe
Ice crystals on the chopped logs, with Polaroid 66 film recipe

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

3 responses to “Polaroid 66, for Retro Toned Memories”

  1. Hi Guys
    I am traveling to east Africa in February 2023 and was wondering if anyone has settings for African Safari? I am taking with me XS 10 and a used XT2 Fujifilm cameras lens
    16-80 mm and 70 -300mm maybe
    1.4 converter any pointer and tips welcome thank you in advance

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