Chromance, Tobias Gruber’s Classic Chrome

A Versatile Classic Chrome film simulation recipe for street and general photography

It’s great to be able to share a second recipe by Tobias Gruber. I loved his seasonal Winter Magic recipe, which brought snowy scenes to life. But, like any recipe for snow and ice, it’s something a little bit specialist.

Well, for this recipe, Tobias has developed a variation of Classic Chrome that is extremely usable and adaptable to a wide variety of sistuations.

In his own words, Tobias says, “I’ve been looking for a while for a recipe for myself that meets the following criteria:

  • a touch of retro
  • (halfway) natural colors
  • subtle highlights and slightly heavier shadows
  • it shouldn’t be too warm or cold
  • no colors that are too flat or overdone
  • and of course it should work all around if possible

This recipe works perfectly for me personally and I would like to present it to you today.”

All images, Tobias Gruber, X-S10 and the Tamron 17-70 f/2.8

Chromance Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: 6150K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -0.5
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +1
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3

➡️ 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.

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