Natural colour film recipe based on Astia film simulation, with vivid greens and blues
This punchy colour film simulation recipe uses Astia Soft and adjustments to give a bold colourful look with attractive contrast and a natural look. It’s vivid when compared to many of my recipes, but it’s less bold than standard Velvia, and a great choice for nature and landscape images in all conditions.
This recipe was developed on X-S10, and contrast is boosted with a +0.5 nudge to both shadows and highlights. But if you camera only takes whole numbers, e.g. X100v, you can used 0 and 1 instead. On cameras without CC Blue or Clarity, you can skip those settings, perhaps trying a minimum level mist filter in brighter conditions.
Blue skies and natural greens are especially lovely with this recipe, but it also loves the tones of autumn and winter too. It’s a recipe for all seasons. So, whether Arboria is your home planet, or you’re on a mission with just 14 hours to save the earth, this recipe will deliver for you … in a Flash!
Arboria Film Recipe
- Simulation: Astia/Soft
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: Auto
- WB Shift: +3 Red, -3 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: +0.5 (use 0 if your camera doesn’t support 0.5)
- Shadows: +0.5 (use 1 if you camera doesn’t support 0.5)
- Color: +4
- Sharpness: -1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -2
- EV compensation: +1/3
Astia Film Recipes
For a time, I shunned Astia in favour of Classic Chrome and Negative or Eterna. Initially, I found it hard to control or to get looks that I enjoyed. With some time and patience, I began to appreciate it and get some recipes together that I enjoyed using. Here are a few more of mine, and a couple of great ones from other creators.
On this site;
- Astia Geographic – bold hues for summer and blue skies
- Kodak Ultramax – simulating this colourful film look
- Centre Court – designed for Wimbledon, lovely everywhere
- Astia Mellow – retro styled film-like recipe with nostalgic tones
- 1996 – pastel toned retro style by Grant Teng
On other sites;
- New American Color – one of the very best film recipes out there, created by Øyvind Nordhagen
- Barcelona – Pushed Astia for city walks, developed by Timo Keurten, shared in the Film Recipes Facebook Group (need to be a member)
- CineStill 50D – characterful film based recipe by Richie Roesch at Fuji X Weekly