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

🌊 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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