Emergency Flare, for Maximum Light Leak

Film simulation recipe that uses settings to maximise lens flare in your photos

I love shooting into the light … I mean, I really love it. I love the blast of soft light that flares and leaks into a scene. It’s my personaly preferred style, allowing me to capture atmosphere and mood, and wash out my images in a soft tones style.

Our FujiFilm cameras are modern and amazing, and have all sorts of design effort that has gone into reducing flare, at least to the point where you need to seek it out when you want it. I built this recipe to make it a bit easier, using recipe settings to lift shadows and maximise the flare effect.

So if you really love shooting towards the light, and prefer a washed out faded look, then reach for the Emergency Flare, and fire it to get the maximum flare possible.

New Forest ponies with huge sun flare, with the Emergency Flare film recipe

Emergency Flare Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 7500K
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, +5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: -2.0
  • Color: +2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -4 (important, but may slow down saving of images)
  • EV compensation: 0 or more, to your taste
Lots of lens flare details, captured with Emergency Flare film recipe
A blast of late afternoon sunshine, with the Emergency Flare film recipe
Glorious sun flaring, captured with Emergency Flare film recipe
A fallen leaf in the afternoon sun, Emergency Flare film recipe
Shadows are lifted with a fade effect, Emergency Flare film recipe
Eterna tones and colour, using the Emergency Flare film recipe
A forsty sunrise, captured with the Emergency Flare film recipe
Emergency Flare film recipe, making the most of the morning light
A frosted fern in the morning sunshine, Emergency Flare film recipe
A winter morning in the forest, Emergency Flare film recipe
A sunny afternoon on the sea shore, Emergency Flare film recipe
Waves crashing, illuminated by sunlight, Emergency Flare film recipe
Here’s Mavis, keeping an eye on things, Emergency Flare film recipe
Sunny day spiderweb, fniishing up our samples of Emergency Flare recipe

Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍

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