Monotone Film Recipes

Film recipes for monotone photos

There are already excellent choices for pure black and white photography with your Fujifilm X-Series camera. For this reason, and as a practitioner of atmospheric and nostalgic photography, my mono film recipes all include a colour tone to add a retro mood.

Of course, you can skip that setting, and turn any of my recipes into pure black and white.

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

B’n’W But Not

The toned mono style is one that has a large following on Instagram, and if this style appeals to you, I recommend looking at the bnwbutnot account for a thriving community with regular challenges and features.

Here are two sites with mutliple B&W film recipes that I recommend.

  • Kevin Mullins – home to amazing recipes, Padilla, Imai, 50s Noir, and Newspaper.
  • Marcel Fraij – with three excellent B&W recipes, New Scala, Acros Dark and Blck

Film recipes that aim to reproduce specific black & white film stock are popular amongst the Fujiflm photo community. Here’s a few to get you started. The first of these is by Piotr Skrzypek, and the rest are from Fuji X Weekly.

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