Re-Analog, Coastal Chrome by Marcel Fraij

Classic Chrome film recipe with cream tones and deep contrast

Marcel Fraij is a photographer and educator based in the Netherlands. He has an inspiring style, often including detail views of textures, forms and partly blurred figures. His themed galleries are especially improssive, and you can explore some of these on his photography and recipes site.

I’m a big fan, so it was great to chat with Marcel recently about a new recipe of his. As you’ll see below, it has a distinctive creamed and contrasty Classic Chrome style, that is particular suited to holiday and vacation shots, or scenes including wood and sand textures.

Marcel suggested that I share this recipe here with you, and I am very happy to be able to do so. The guest recipes on this site provide another perspective on film recipe looks, and I’m excited to add Re-Analog to the collection.

Photos: Marcel Fraij, X-E4 with ttArtisan 27mm, Fujinon 50mm or x100v

Having fun in all weathers, with the Re-Analog film recipe

Re-Analog Film Recipe by Marcel Fraij

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +6 Red, -8 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +3.0
  • Shadows: +2.0
  • Color: -3
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -4
  • EV compensation: 0

My First Images with Re-Analog

Inspired by this amazing recipe, I’ve made some images too. It’s such a great look for trips to the beach! I love the blue skies with this, but also the general look of the gallery as a whole.


🌊 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 ☀️

2 responses to “Re-Analog, Coastal Chrome by Marcel Fraij”

  1. Hi, I like the way this recipe deal with shadows!
    How to use the recipe with xe2? I get close results without some of settings from xe4 sensor?

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