A Classic Chrome film silmulation recipe with a 10,000K colour temperature base
It doesn’t seem long ago that I was feeling happy that 100 people had joined the Film Recipes Facebook Group and wondering if that was about as far as it would go. Well, we just passed through 10,000 members, and it’s still growing.
I started the group as a way to share the new film recipes that I added to this site, and as a place for film recipe fans to come together and ask questions and show their sample images. Bringing people together, the group is also the main place that people join in the Film Recipes challenge, that runs every couple of weeks. Details for this are in the panel below.
🌊 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 ☀️
For this recipe, I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could make an everyday film recipe from the extreme 10,000K color temperature at the top of the scale in my camera. This is a very warm setting, and is almost tangerine orange without some taming, so it’s paired with heavy a correctional shift that brings it back to something more normal.
The result is a Classic Chrome with a warm toned mellow look, that is in part nostalgic and part film like. I think the look sits somewhere on the Kodak spectrum, sitting between Kodachrome and Kodak Portra. I’m really pleased with how it came out and happy to share it as a little celebration recipe as we pass the milestone of 10k members.
Milestone Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Off
- White Balance: 10000K
- WB Shift: -5 Red, +8 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR100
- Highlights: +1.0
- Shadows: -1.0
- Color: -2
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: +2
- EV compensation: +1/3
More Film Recipes with Milestone Numbers
Whilst we are marking a milestone of 10,000 Facebook Group members, here are some of the recipes published at other milestone points in the life of this site.
- Kodachrome – Recipe no. 1 added to this site
- Soft Negative – My first recipe creation, and no. 2 on this site
- Liminal Mono – Recipe no. 25, an experimental mono recipe
- Arthouse Cinema – Recipe no 50, and the first with a User Gallery
- Agfacolor – Recipe no. 75, with my take on Agfa colours
- Yakisugi – Recipe no. 76, and the first guest recipe on this site
- Karmachroma – Recipe no. 100, a personal favourite retro look
- UB40 – Recipe 150, a characterful Belach Bypass recipe
2 responses to “Milestone, a Classic Chrome for 10,000”
Interesting. Will give this recipe a try.
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Have fun with it 😊