Soft Acros, a Cinematic Mono Recipe

Softened tone curve film recipe using Acros for sophisticated mono shots

If you enjoy soft tones in your colour photography and want to continue your style into mono, then Soft Acros is for you. With a forgiving tone curve and gentle grain, this is a soft and sophisticated mono recipe for a calm style of monochrome photography.

In this recipe, shadows are lifted to keep the overall quality of the image soft, and to preserve shadow details. You’ll also notice the hint of a tone to the images, with the WC setting used to give a subtle newsprint look.

Sweet chestnuts fallen after a storm, Soft Acros film recipe

Soft Acros Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: 0 Red, 0 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +2.0
  • Shadows: -2.0
  • Mono Shift: WC 1, MG 0
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
A New Forest pony snuffling for acorns, Soft Acros film recipe
So calm and characterful, New Forest ponies with Soft Acros
You can tell it’s red, right? Soft Acros film recipe
It’s all about soft tones with the Soft Acros film recipe
Sunlit forest trail, using Soft Acros film recipe
It’s a fine weather day, captured with Soft Acros film recipe
Down amongst the frens, with Soft Acros film recipe
Textures from a woodland walk, using Soft Acros film recipe
Digging for dinner, with Soft Acros film recipe
Two little sanderlings at sunset, Soft Acros film recipe
Spooky season is here, with the Soft Acros film recipe
An evening walk on the beach, using Soft Acros film recipe
What will you discover, when you go shooting with Soft Acros?

🌊 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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