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.
➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.
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.
Black & White Film Recipes
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.
- Washi S 50 – striking recipe with very deep blacks, by PS
- Ilford HP5 Plus 400 – by Anders Lindborg, hosted on FXW
- Ilford Pan F Plus 50 – by Anders Lindborg, hosted on FXW
- Kodak Tri-X 400 – by Anders Lindborg, hosted on FXW
- Kodak T-Max 400 – by Anders & Thomas Schwab on FXW
- Ilford Ortho Plus 80 – Fine grained with deep shadow on FXW