Nostalgic, soft tone and vintage film recipes using Fujifilm film simulations
Childhood Vacation, Memories as Faded Prints
Classic Negative film simulation recipe with a burned out desaturated look
It’s obvious to anyone reading this site that I love nostalgic looks and especially filmic looks that resemble aged prints, found many years after they were developed. These styles can evoke more feeling than clean modern looks, and are a fun way to shoot, especially for social media galleries.
For this nostalgic film recipe, I wanted to explore the style of childhood holiday snaps, taken perhaps on a sunny beach, but where the details have bleached away and the prints are fading and losing their colour.
This fading is acheived through overexposure and a mix of other settings, and is based on the Classic Negative simulation, for a print like look. One note is that I works best with sunny weather and bright light.
Whilst it’s a specialist style, it’s so much fun to use that it’s quickly become one of my favourite creations. It really is like shooting old prints in the style of those you rediscover after being hidden and forgotten. I’m really happy with the result, capturing a mood like old vacation prints, and especially the burned out bleachy look. I hope you’ll have some fun with it too.
Childhood Vacation Film Recipe
Simulation: Classic Negative
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
Colour Chrome Blue: Off
White Balance: Shade
WB Shift: +3 Red, 0 Blue
Dynamic Range: DR100
ISO Noise Reduction: -4
EV compensation: +1 (keep going to get the burned look)
🌊 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 ☀️