Fujicolor Gold, a Warm Film Like Style

Film simulation recipe with a hybrid Kodak Gold – Fuji Gold look

A little warmth can add to the mood of a photo, bringing out a cosy feel and making magic hour shots even more magical. That’s the spirit of this warm toned film recipe, that shoots a Fuicolor look in the spirit of Kodak Gold film.

The Fujicolor Gold recipe brings together the Classic Negative base, that suits a Fujicolor film look so well, with the warmth and soft tone of a Kodak Gold look for X-Trans IV cameras.

The warmth isn’t overpowering, and in part this is kept in check by my intention for this recipe to be shot one or two stops overexposed, +1/3 or +2/3.

With all of this coming together, the soft tones and mid amount of warmth, means that this recipe can be used anytime. It will deliver for you in a wide range of conditions.

However, the golden hour is when this recipe really comes to life, so do try it when the sun is low in the sky, either in the mornings or evenings, to enjoy the ‘gold’ of Fujicolor Gold as it was intended.

Looking between the yachts at sunset, with Fujicolor Gold film recipe

Fujicolor Gold Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: 7700K
  • WB Shift: -4 Red, +4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: 0.0
  • Color: -1
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: +1/3 or +2/3
Reflections of golden hour, using the Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Liquid gold, taken at sunset along the riverside, with Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Winter reeds in the afternoon light, make golden with Fujicolor Gold
Red brick bridge iver the canal, Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Looking along the canal from the bridge, Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Later summer in the woods, captured with Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Young pony standing amongst the trees, Fujicolor Gold film recipe
A dew laden cobweb, captured with Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Damp mornings are a good time to find webs, Fujicolor Gold film recipe
A sunny winter day on the beach, using Fujicolor Gold film recipe
It’s a windy one, good for kite surfing. Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Fallen leaves on teh forest floor, with Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Things look mysterious in the fog. Fujicolor Gold film recipe
The sun is starting to break through, Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Early morning fenceposts, using Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Bird on a wire, taken with Fujicolor Gold film recipe
A nice day for a bit of cycling, with Fujicolor Gold film recipe
Disappearing into the distance, Fujicolor Gold film recipe

More ‘Gold’ Film Recipes

Kodak Gold was one of the most popular 35mm films ever made, and had great versatility, with a slightly warm look that made all sorts of scenes look good. Here are a few Kodak Gold inspired film recipes for you to consider.


🌊 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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