Film recipes with a Kodak film vibe
This page gathers together the film recipes with a Kodak 35mm film aesthetic, such as those for Kodachrome and the Kodak film brands, such as Kodak Gold, Ektar and Ektachrome and Kodak Portra. As with all the recipes on this site, the aim is not to make studied copies of these films, but instead to capture a feeling in photos that is reminiscent of the style.
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More Kodak Film Recipes
Kodachrome is a name at the very heart of photography with their films defining a generation of images. There are plenty of interpretations and adaptations out there, but for a wide choice, Fuji X Weekly has a great selection.
On the other hand, you have Kodak Portra, which offers a different aesthetic and is also highly regarded. This portrait film was also wonderful in golden hour and when shooting buildings and nostalgia. Again, there are several choices.
To help navigate, here is my curated list of Kodak film recipes from FXW (and other sites where noted), covering a wide range of Kodak inspired styles. If in doubt, try the bolded options as a starting point.
Kodachrome Film Recipes
- Kodachrome 64 – a very popular choice
- Kodachrome 25 – my personal favourite
- Kodakchrome II – for the retro look
- Vintage Kodachrome – based on the earliest film stock
Kodak Portra Film Recipes
- Kodak Portra 160 – creamy and soft
- Kodak Portra 400 – with a subtle green cream tint
- Kodak Portra 800 – very nostalgic
- Kodak Portra 400 – by Ivan Cheam
- Kodak Portra 160 – by Piotr Skrzypek
Other Kodak Film Recipes
- Kodak Gold 200 – the highly popular 35mm film
- Kodak Gold 200 – by Piotr Skrzypek
- Kodak Vision 250D – could just be the best film recipe of all?
- Kodak Tri-X 400 – a wonderful B&W choice
- Kodacolor VR200 – with wonderful tones in golden hour
- Nostalgic Kodachrome – with a muted clean look