Film recipes using the Classic Negative film simulation
Newer Fujifilm cameras feature the Classic Negative film simulation that brings a 35mm Fujicolor Superia look to your photos. Characteristics include rich reds and a nostalgic tone to greens, which are shifted towards blue in tone and have a deeper contrast.
For film recipes, the Classic Negative base helps in the design of film-like settings, but also works really well as a starting point for creamy and peachy tone recipes for photography in the golden hour.
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More Classic Negative Film Recipes
For film recipes that aim to replicate the style of Fujicolor print stock, the Classic Negative film simulation is a perfect base. Fuji X Weekly in particular has created a wide range of these.
Fujicolor Film Recipes from FujiXWeekly
- Fujicolor Superia 100 – daylight balanced colour negative
- Superia Premium 400 – my personal fav of the Fujicolor recipes
- Fujicolor Superia 1600 – grainy and lower contrast Fujicolor look
- Fujicolor Natura 1600 – Japan only film, but a recipe for everyone
- Fujicolor C200 – rich and vibrant, created by George Coady
Other Excellent Classic Negative Film Recipes
Aside from Fujicolor looks, there are a number of really wonderful recipes available that use Classic Negative as the underlying simulation. Here are some top choices from different recipe sites.
- Luís Costa’s Film Recipes – Classic Neg Fade is particularly good
- The Big Negative – extremely popular with good reason (YouTube)
- C201 – beautiful adaptation of C200 (third recipe down)
- Nomadic Mood – overloaded with ads, but the recipe is fabulous
- Cheers and Creamy Color – amazing styles from Captn Look